French: Cnémophile de Loria German: Loriasamtvogel Spanish: Ave del paraíso de Loria
Other common names:
Moroka, Owen Stanley Range, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
C. l. inexpectatus
(Junge, 1939) – W & C ranges (including Weyland, Nassau, Oranje, Hindenberg and Victor Emanuel Mts) of New Guinea.
C. l. amethystinus
(Stresemann, 1934) – Schraderberg, Wahgi Divide, Bismarck Range, Kubor Range, Mt Hagen and Giluwe Range (also, presumably, Mt Bosavi) in E New Guinea.
C. l. loriae
(Salvadori, 1894) – Herzog and Kuper Ranges (E of Watut/Tauri Gap) SE through Owen Stanley Range to Mt Dayman, in SE New Guinea.
22 cm; male 75–101 g, female 60–96 g. Dark, with basal upper ridge of culmen sharply keeled, gape wide, and tail graduated. Male nominate race has velvety... read more
Advertisement call of male a monotonous, regularly repeated, ringing "weeep" or "... read more
Middle montane to upper montane forests, forest edge and second growth; 1500–3000 m, mostly... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, mostly simple drupes/berries plucked and swallowed whole, without manipulation by bill or feet; earthworms (Oligochaeta) also eaten... read more
Breeding Nov–Feb; an egg laid early Jan near Tari (E New Guinea); display season undefined, but singing noted Mar, Jul and Sept... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Central Papuan Mountains EBA. CITES II. Common and widespread throughout range; secretive habits, however, may... read more
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