French: Diamant de Nouvelle-Guinée German: Papuapapageiamadine Spanish: Diamante papú
Erythrura trichroa papuana
Rothschild#R and E. J. O. Hartert
Arfak Mountains, New Guinea
Mountains of New Guinea: N Vogelkop, Wissel Lakes area, Victor Emanuel Range (Telefomin), upper Sepik R and Adelbert Mts E to Aseki (Morobe Province), Eastern Highlands (Okapa) and Owen Stanley Range.
15 cm; 17–24 g. Male has most of crown and face deep blue, lores duskier, hindcrown to back and upperwing green, rump, uppertail-coverts and slightly pointed tail red,... read more
Contact call a thin, high-pitched "tsit tsit"; song a high-pitched trill.
Inhabits evergreen forest and forest edge, also secondary forest, usually at 1200–2600 m, but... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses, fruits of herbs including opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), field mustard (Brassica rapa) and hemp (... read more
Nestling described as having skin pink, no down, each side of gape with two large deep-blue reflecting papillae, yellow palate with five... read more
No information; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not well known. Scarce to uncommon; very patchily distributed. Easily overlooked as a consequence of its unobtrusive behaviour.
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