Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Guaiabero (Bolbopsittacus lunulatus)


French: Guaiabero lunulé German: Stummelschwanzpapagei Spanish: Lorito guayabero

Psittacus lunulatus


, 1786,

Luzon, Philippines


Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • B. l. lunulatus (Scopoli, 1786) – Luzon, N Philippines.
  • B. l. callainipictus Parkes, 1971 – Samar, EC Philippines.
  • B. l. intermedius Salvadori, 1891 – Leyte and Panaon, EC Philippines.
  • B. l. mindanensis (Steere, 1890) – Mindanao, SE Philippines.
  • Descriptive notes

    15 cm; 62–77 g. Green above, yellowish green below and on rump and uppertail-coverts; bill bluish grey; face and throat pale blue; narrow pale blue collar; bend of wing... read more


    Calls include high-pitched short thin whistles, given either singly or in short series, such as “... read more


    Forest and forest edge, secondary growth, clearings with scattered trees, orchards and mangroves.

    Food and feeding

    Fig seeds and fruit, fruits of vines and cultivated trees including guava, from which its name derives; forages along vines and limbs of... read more


    Starting to reach breeding condition in Mar.


    No information.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. CITES II. Usually considered fairly common throughout fairly limited range; regularly recorded at Angat Watershed Forest, in area of reservoir to... read more

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N. & Boesman, P. (2018). Guaiabero (Bolbopsittacus lunulatus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 22 March 2018).