Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Salvadori's Fig-parrot (Psittaculirostris salvadorii)


French: Psittacule de Salvadori German: Salvadorizwergpapagei Spanish: Lorito de Salvadori

Cyclopsittacus Salvadorii


, 1880,

north coast of New Guinea between longitudes 136°30’ and 137° E




NW New Guinea from E shores of Geelvink Bay E to Cyclops Mts.

Descriptive notes

19 cm; 118 g. Forehead bluish green shading to bright green crown, yellow on nape; elongated facial feathers golden yellow, blue behind eye; undersides yellowish green except... read more


Calls include a shrill “screet!” and a short metallic high-pitched “ksit!”. When perched, also... read more


Lowland forest and edge, up to 400m.

Food and feeding

Seen attending a fruiting fig tree.


Record of possible nest-site prospection in hole in tree.


No information.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Locally common and parts of range are remote and inaccessible, but extensive logging and land clearance in the... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Boesman, P. (2019). Salvadori's Fig-parrot (Psittaculirostris salvadorii). 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 on 13 December 2019).