French: Lori émeraude German: Orangeschnabel-Berglori Spanish: Lori montano chico
Other common names: Emerald Lorikeet
E. J. O. Hartert, 1896,
Victoria District, Owen Stanley Range, New Guinea.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
N. p. alpinus
Ogilvie-Grant, 1914 – WC New Guinea from Snow Mts to area around Mt Capella.
N. p. socialis
Mayr, 1931 – NE New Guinea (mountains of Huon Peninsula and Herzog Mts).
N. p. pullicauda
E. J. O. Hartert, 1896 – E & SE New Guinea from area around Mt Capella to Owen Stanley Range.
18 cm; 25–40 g. Very similar to N. musschenbroekii but smaller, bill orange, no olive tinge and narrower yellow streaking on crown; red more continuous on... read more
Quite vocal, and calls similar to N. musschenbroekii. These include a high-pitched... read more
Canopy of mossy cloud forest and adjacent cleared areas on high mountains up to 3800 m, descending... read more
Food and feeding
Somewhat more nectarivorous than congener (although both may consume flowers more than sympatric Oreopsittacus arfaki... read more
Oct. Nest reportedly in hole in tall tree, with 2 eggs.
No information, but record from as low as 800 m indicates occasional vagrancy from high elevations... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally common and little affected by habitat loss or trade.
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