French: Diamant psittaculaire German: Rotkopf-Papageiamadine Spanish: Diamante lorito
J. F. Gmelin
New Caledonia and I of Pines.
12–14 cm; 10·5-11·5g. Male has forecrown, face and throat to centre of upper breast hindcrown to back green, rump and uppertail-coverts red, outer rectrices mostly dark... read more
Call a high "seet"; song a high-pitched trill, like that of other Melanesian parrot... read more
Forest edge, grassy openings in forest, scrub, edge of cultivation, plantations, mangroves, and... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses (canary grass, Poa pratensis, Phleum pratense, Panicum liliaceum, Setaria italica,... read more
Breeds in Sept and Mar. Male bundles nesting material in bill, flies to female while giving trilling song, and pair engages in sexual... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in New Caledonia EBA. Fairly common within small global range. Several records from Vanuatu (in Port Vila, on Efat... read more
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