French: Psittrichas de Pesquet German: Borstenkopf Spanish: Loro aguileño
Mountains of New Guinea.
46 cm; 690–800 g. Bill, bare face to behind eye and head and upperparts black, with vague red patch behind eye, dull red uppertail-coverts, and red median and greater... read more
Gives harsh, rasping or growling screams, audible at some distance, especially in flight and... read more
Primary and tall secondary forest in foothills and lower mountains from 500 to 1800 m, occasionally... read more
Food and feeding
Appears to be a specialist on fruits of certain figs (Ficus), in particular F. sterrocarpa, F. hesperidiformis... read more
Breeding condition birds in Feb, Apr, May; fledged juveniles in Dec. Requires large hollow trees for nesting; the only nest described in... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Population perhaps just fewer than 21,000 pairs. Marked variations in local abundance, with flocks of up to 20 recorded, although mean group size is... read more
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