French: Perruche peinte German: Braunscheitelpapagei Spanish: Lorito tigre pintado
Mount Victoria, 5000–7000 feet (c. 1500–2100 m), Owen Stanley Range, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
P. p. excelsa
Mayr & Gilliard, 1951 – EC New Guinea (Central Highlands).
P. p. picta
Rothschild, 1896 – SE New Guinea (Wharton Range to Owen Stanley Range).
17–19 cm; 48–68 g. Bill silver-grey, with even paler tip; entire crown rufous-brown, face greyish brown, with yellow collar over neck to sides of throat; throat... read more
Generally rather quiet. Vocalizations reportedly similar to those of P. brehmii (which is... read more
Subalpine shrubbery and low substage within montane forest, including second growth, preferably... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds and small hard berries, fruits of Dacrydium conifers. Feeds in small trees and shrubs, sometimes in company with P.... read more
Breeding-condition birds in Jun and Aug, with juvenile collected in Oct.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Widespread but generally scarce, though locally common. World population of this species... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!