Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-naped Fig-parrot (Psittaculirostris godmani)


French: Psittacule à nuque jaune German: Gelbnacken-Zwergpapagei Spanish: Lorito nuquigualdo

Cyclopsittacus godmani


, 1911,

upper Mimika River, New Guinea


Hitherto treated as conspecific with P. desmarestii and P. cervicalis, but differs from latter in characters outlined under that species and from former in its lack of turquoise patch under eye (3); broad yellow mantle-band (3); yellow vs green face (3); broader turquoise breastband with no maroon below it (ns[2]). Monotypic.


SW & SC New Guinea E to Fly R.

Descriptive notes

18–19 cm. Small, stocky, large-headed parrot, with a short spiky tail. Previously considered to be conspecific with P. desmarestii (see Taxonomy comments), but... read more


No known differences between this species and P. desmarestii, but poorly studied.


No known differences from P. desmarestii, but poorly studied.

Food and feeding

No known differences from P. desmarestii.


No information, although presumably unlikely to differ substantially from very poorly known P. desmarestii.


No information.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally uncommon and apparently local, and probably intolerant of serious habitat degradation. A total of 4475 birds was exported from... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Yellow-naped Fig-parrot (Psittaculirostris godmani). 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 21 October 2019).