French: Lori de Musschenbroek German: Gelbschnabel-Berglori Spanish: Lori montano grande
Other common names:
Hatam, Arfak, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
N. m. musschenbroekii
(Schlegel, 1873) – NW New Guinea (mountains of Vogelkop Peninsula).
N. m. major
Neumann, 1924 – mountains of W, C & E New Guinea from Snow Mts E to Huon Peninsula and Owen Stanley Range.
21–23 cm; 41–62 g. Bill yellow; head olive-green, shading to russet on hindcrown, with light yellow streaks on crown and dense pale greenish streaks on face below... read more
Quite vocal. Mainly high-pitched shrill notes such as “tseet!” (also heard in flight) and similar-... read more
Mid-montane (e.g. Nothofagus-Podocarpus) forest, edge, secondary growth and clearings,... read more
Food and feeding
Schefflera fruits recorded, also other fruits, berries, small hard seeds, caterpillars and lerps; also flowers of tall eucalypts... read more
Sept–Jan on circumstantial basis; however, evidence for around Jun, with juvenile and post-breeding male in late Aug. Nest reportedly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common; one of few mid-montane birds to have profited from human clearance of forest, being numerous in cleared areas around villages.
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