Family Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Vulnerable

Pink-billed Parrotfinch (Erythrura kleinschmidti)


Taxonomy

French: Diamant à bec rose German: Schwarzmasken-Papageiamadine Spanish: Diamante piquirrosado
Taxonomy:

Amblynura kleinschmidti

Finsch

, 1878,

Viti Levu, Fiji

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Has sometimes been separated (with some justification) in a monotypic genus, Rhamphostruthus. Monotypic.

Distribution:

C & E Viti Levu, in W Fiji.

Descriptive notes

11 cm; one bird 21 g. Has forehead and face black, crown deep blue, ear-coverts to throat pale green; upperparts green, rump and uppertail-coverts red, short tail black;... read more

Voice

High, thin, penetrating "cheee cheee cheee" call, and a clicking sound.

Habitat

Mature wet forest, mainly below 1000 m; also found in secondary scrub and plantations, and has bred... read more

Food and feeding

Primarily insects, also flower buds and fruit; fruit especially figs (Ficus vitiensis and Ficus tinctoria), also... read more

Breeding

Nest-building observed in May, Jun and Aug; juveniles seen in Aug–Sept and Jan–Feb. Nest an untidy globular structure with... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted range species: present in Fiji EBA. Has small population within very small global range. Population estimated at 2500–10,000 individuals, in area... read more

Recommended citation

Payne, R. (2018). Pink-billed Parrotfinch (Erythrura kleinschmidti). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/61151 on 22 September 2018).