Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Red-faced Fig-parrot (Psittaculirostris cervicalis)


Taxonomy

French: Psittacule à nuque bleue German: Blaunacken-Zwergpapagei Spanish: Lorito nuquiazul
Taxonomy:

Cyclopsittacus cervicalis

Salvadori and D’Albertis

, 1876,

Mount Epa, New Guinea

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Hitherto treated as conspecific with P. desmarestii and P. godmani, but differs from both in its rich brick-red lower face and throat (continuous with crown colour) vs yellow or green (3); royal-blue vs turquoise breastband (2); royal-blue of breastband extending up neck sides and forming broad band on nape (3). Monotypic.

Distribution:

Fly R E to extreme E New Guinea.

Descriptive notes

18–19 cm. Small, stocky, large-headed parrot, with a short spiky tail, only likely to be confused with P. godmani in contact zone in CS New Guinea or with ... read more

Voice

No known differences from P. desmarestii, but poorly studied.

Habitat

No known differences from P. desmarestii, but poorly studied.

Food and feeding

No known differences from P. desmarestii.

Breeding

No information, although presumably unlikely to differ substantially from very poorly known P. desmarestii.

Movements

No information.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally uncommon and apparently local, and probably intolerant of serious habitat degradation, but considered to overall less at risk... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Red-faced Fig-parrot (Psittaculirostris cervicalis). 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/467534 on 23 June 2018).