French: Perruche hétéroclite German: Bismarckpapagei Spanish: Lorito heteróclito
Other common names:
Psittacus Geoffroyi heteroclitus
Hombron and Jacquinot
San Jorge and Ysabel Islands, Solomon Islands
Bismarck Archipelago (except Admiralty Is and St Matthias Is) E to Solomons (except Rennell).
24–25 cm; 150–195 g. Differs from larger male Eclectus roratus by lack of red on bill and on body-sides; in flight, when these features may not be... read more
Very vocal, both when perched and in flight, and sometimes even sings at night. Varied musical and... read more
Lowland forest and edge preferred, but also uses second growth, partly cleared areas, coconut... read more
Food and feeding
Small seedy fruit recorded in stomachs, and also reported to feed on fruit, blossoms (e.g. Cryptocarya sp.) and buds. According to... read more
Oct, but with female feeding juvenile in Aug. Nest in hole in dead limb of cultivated breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis); use of dead... read more
No information. High flights between localities may occur on a daily basis.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Apparently now very uncommon, New Georgia, but common on New Britain in 1920s and still... read more
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