French: Perruche de Madarasz German: Madaraszpapagei Spanish: Lorito tigre de Madarasz
A. B. Meyer, 1886,
south-eastern spurs of the Owen Stanley Range, New Guinea.
Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. major
Rothschild, 1936 – WC New Guinea (Weyland Mts and N slopes of Snow Mts).
P. m. hallstromi
Mayr & Gilliard, 1951 – C & EC New Guinea (Central Highlands W to Hindenburg Range).
P. m. huonensis
Mayr & Rand, 1935 – NE New Guinea (mountains of Huon Peninsula).
P. m. madaraszi
A. B. Meyer, 1886 – SE New Guinea.
14 cm; 34–44 g. Very similar to P. modesta but head paler and marked yellow on lower face, with yellow mottling of nape never forming a collar and brown of... read more
Not very vocal. Calls include a disyllabic whistle “hoo-hee” and a plaintive nasal upslurred “hwhee... read more
Mid-montane forest and its scrubby edges, secondary growth and partly cleared areas, mainly at 1150... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, seeds, hard berries and leaf pulp recorded; birds seen feeding at the bases of arboreal ant plants.
Breeding condition birds in Jun and Sept.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Apparently uncommon, but this perhaps an artefact of its great unobtrusiveness. Regularly recorded below Tari Gap, Papua New Guinea.
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