French: Coryllis à front orange German: Goldstirnpapageichen Spanish: Lorículo papú
Other common names:
Subspecies and Distribution
L. a. aurantiifrons
Schlegel, 1873 – Misool, in W Papuan Is.
L. a. batavorum
Stresemann, 1913 – Waigeo (W Papuan Is) and W & N New Guinea.
L. a. meeki
E. J. O. Hartert, 1895 – E New Guinea, and D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Goodenough I and Fergusson I); possibly this race also on Karkar I.
10 cm; 13–16 g. Green, more yellowish on underparts; bill black; forehead golden yellow; throat patch red; rump and uppertail-coverts red, with yellow sides to rump;... read more
Not well documented. Calls include short high-pitched notes, given in phrases of 2–4 notes, e.g. “... read more
Lowland forest and secondary growth, noted visiting casuarinas, pines and palms; commonly up to 300... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, buds and blossoms, possibly also seeds and lerps. White paste in stomach was apparently “flower sap”.
Sept–Oct. Nest in small hollow in narrow tree; hole in an arboreal termitarium seen visited, but possibly only for roosting. Eggs... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Regarded as commoner on Karkar than on mainland, but this may in part reflect greater observational difficulties, or else the species... read more
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