Black lored Parrot - Distribution Habitat Breeding Diet

Black lored Parrot


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Black lored Parrot

Identification

Black lored Parrot 40 cm. Generally dull green throughout, slightly brighter on hindneck; bill red; crown and upper cheeks lightly washed bluish-grey bisected by a black line through lores and shading to olive-yellow of throat and foreneck; primary-coverts and primaries dull blue and edged green on outer vanes, blackish on inner; tail tipped greenish-yellow, dull yellow below. Female has a pinkish-grey bill. Immature undescribed.

Systematics History

Monotypic.

Subspecies

Monotypic.

Distribution

Buru, S Moluccas.

Habitat

Montane forest above 600–700 m. Birds, assumed to be this species were heard nightly arriving downslope in trees at 1100–1500 m , just after full darkness.

Movement

Apparently resident.

Diet and Foraging

No detailed information, but maybe largely nocturnal.

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

Not well documented. The commonest vocalization a repeated loud nasal squawk rendered “crawk” or “kyeh”.

Breeding

No information.

Conservation Status

VULNERABLE. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Very poorly known, owing to at least partially nocturnal habits, but upland forest on Buru now judged to be relatively secure compared to lowland areas, so the species might warrant downlisting from threatened status, particularly as it appears still to be fairly common within its very small range.


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