French: Carpophage de d'Albertis German: Albertistaube Spanish: Paloma montana papúa
Andai, north-east Vogelkop, New Guinea.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. a. exsul
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1903) – Bacan (NC Moluccas).
G. a. albertisii
Salvadori, 1874 – Yapen I, mountains of New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain and New Ireland) and D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Goodenough I).
33–36 cm; 259 g. Head and sides of neck dark grey; upperparts dark grey with a silvery green sheen; back and wing-covert feathers edged black, giving scaly... read more
Usually silent. During the breeding season it gives a quiet, low-pitched, upslurred ‘wooooooo m... read more
Primary forest from sea-level up to 3350 m or higher. Principally in hills and mountains, but may... read more
Food and feeding
Takes fruit, including figs and drupes of the laurel Cryptocarpa tessalata. Forages in the canopy; occurs in flocks of 10–40... read more
Male with enlarged gonads in Jun. Nest is a platform of sticks placed 3·7–5 m up in a small tree; one ground nest in a... read more
Partly nomadic. In Schrader Mts (EC New Guinea), large numbers have been seen visiting beech... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. In Papua New Guinea species is widely but erratically distributed in E highlands, and locally and seasonally abundant in NE highlands. Apparently... read more
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