French: Lori de Stella German: Stellalori Spanish: Lori de Stella
A. B. Meyer
southern foothills of the Owen Stanley Range, 7000–8000 feet [c. 2135–2440 m]
Subspecies and Distribution
C. s. goliathina
Rothschild & E. J. O. Hartert, 1911 – mountains of New Guinea from Weyland Mts E to Eastern Highlands.
C. s. wahnesi
Rothschild, 1906 – NE New Guinea (mountains of Huon Peninsula).
C. s. stellae
A. B. Meyer, 1886 – mountains of SE New Guinea (Herzog Mts to Owen Stanley Range).
36–41 cm; 74–113 g. Upper body and underparts red with extensive black nape patch (meeting eye) and strong violet-blue anterior streaking, broad black band on belly, thighs... read more
Flight call is a single, loud, upslurred, grating and downslurred “queeea”, which is more grating... read more
Montane forest at altitudes of 1800–3500 m, occasionally down to 1400 m, including disturbed ... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded feeding on blossoms, flower buds, pollen, soft fruit of Schefflera and other trees, and also small seeds; has also been... read more
Pair with enlarged gonads in Aug; young birds seen Oct–Nov. In captivity: two eggs; incubation lasting c. 3 weeks; nestling period... read more
Numbers appear to build up and decline with local food supply, suggesting a degree of local... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Reported to be fairly common; skins greatly prized as head decorations by highland people and are much traded. Overall population of this... read more
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