IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Plumage green, tinged with golden yellow on breast and flanks, cap lilac, bordered with yellow, lilac patch on lower breast, lower abdomen and undertail-coverts yellow to orange, scapulars and inner secondaries narrowly fringed with bright yellow, bill green, legs dark purplish red. Sexes similar but female often paler in yellow areas. Juvenile similar to adult but duller. One captive juvenile showed lilac patches on crown at fledgling but lost these by month old, presumably to abrasion. Races differ primarily in richness of crown colour and amount of rusty orange on belly.


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Source: Birds of Papua New Guinea

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