Guaiabero


Guaiabero 15 cm; 62–77 g. Green above 

Guaiabero

 

 

, yellowish-green below 

Guaiaberoparrot

and on the rump and upper tail-coverts; bill bluish-grey; face 

Guaiabero parrot

 

and throat pale blue; narrow pale blue-collar; bend of wing blue; pale yellow band across undersides of secondaries. Female 

parrot Guaiabero

 

has pale blue only on the throat, lores and cheeks; has yellow collar and yellowish rump, both with small but noticeable black crescent markings. Immature like a female, bill paler. Races differ mainly in the general tone of coloration, and in tone and extent of blue on the head 

parrots Guaiabero

and narrow collar.

Systematics History

Editor’s Note: This article requires further editing work to merge existing content into the appropriate Subspecies sections. Please bear with us while this update takes place.

Four subspecies were recognized.

Subspecies


SUBSPECIES

Bolbopsittacus lunulatus lunulatus Scientific name definitions

Distribution
Luzon, N Philippines.

SUBSPECIES

Bolbopsittacus lunulatus callainipictus Scientific name definitions

Distribution
Samar, EC Philippines.

SUBSPECIES

Bolbopsittacus lunulatus intermedius Scientific name definitions

Distribution
Leyte and Panaon, EC Philippines.

SUBSPECIES

Bolbopsittacus lunulatus mundaneness Scientific name definitions

Distribution
Mindanao, SE Philippines.

Distribution

Editor’s Note: Additional distribution information for this taxon can be found in the ‘Subspecies’ article above. In the future, we will develop a range-wide distribution article.

Habitat

Forest and forest edge, secondary growth, clearings with scattered trees, orchards and mangroves.

Movement

No information.

Diet and Foraging

Fig seeds and fruit, fruits of vines and cultivated trees including guava, from which its name derives; forages along with vines and limbs of trees. Generally found feeding below 1000 m.

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

Calls include high-pitched short thin whistles, given either singly or in short series, such as “tsee” or “tse-tsee-tseet”. In the latter case, sounds like a short song strophe of a passerine.

Breeding

Starting to reach a breeding condition in Mar.

Conservation Status

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Usually considered fairly common throughout fairly limited range; regularly recorded at Angat Watershed Forest, in area of a reservoir to serve Manila.


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