French: Loriquet de Goldie German: Veilchenlori Spanish: Lori de Goldie
Astrolabe Mountains, New Guinea
Highlands of New Guinea from Weyland Mts in W to Huon Peninsula and Owen Stanley Range in E.
19 cm; 45–61 g. Black bill; crown red with blackish line from loral area back to hindcrown, bluish under eye, deep pink hood from throat to nape with regular dark... read more
Not well documented. Calls include a high-pitched rising “tsleet!” and variations such as “tseet…... read more
In habits primary montane forest at mid-elevations, but ranging to sea-level and up to 2800 m where... read more
Food and feeding
Flowers of Elaeocarpus, Poikilospermum, Eucalyptus, Grevillea and Dimorphanthera; apparently... read more
Sept–Oct. Nest in base of dead fronds in lower crown of Pandanus tree, in one case at moss forest/grassland edge. Eggs two;... read more
Apparently nomadic in relation to flowering schedules of several canopy trees and lianas; for... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally fairly scarce but locally common (e.g. near Tari Gap, Papua New Guinea), presumably in response to local food availability.
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