IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Colourization Adult: C.r. rubronotata: male-red forecrown; purple/blue ear coverts streaked with paler blue; uppertail coverts have red marking; red underwing coverts to sides of breast, not reaching flanks; green tail tipped with yellow, with red at base of side tail feathers. Bill red. Eye orange. Female-green forecrown; green ear coverts streaked yellow/green; upper tail coverts red markings; green underwing coverts to sides of breast. C.r. kordoana: male-paler red on forecrown farther reaching; more blue on ear coverts, less violet. Female-as in rubronotata. Colourization Juvenile: C.r. rubronotata: as in adult female, but males have red underwing coverts; ear coverts are dark and not streaked; underwing band yellow. Bill brown. Eye pale brown. C.r. kordoana: as in rubronotata. Call: Calls made in flight are soft, but harsh. Also sharp kss notes.


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Source: Birds of Papua New Guinea

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