IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Colourization Adult: C.p. pulchella: male-dark green back, wings and upper tail coverts; blue rump; purple/black spot on hindcrown; breast and occasionally lower flanks streaked with yellow; thighs purple/black; uppertail green tipped with yellow, with central feathers red towards middle and tips. Bill orange/red. Eye yellow/orange. Female-lower back green/yellow on sides; sides of rump to flanks yellow. C.p. rothschildi: male-green breast streaked with yellow; black spot on hindcrown reaching forward to area behind eye and continuing as black wash on hindneck to meet green mantle; purple/black on abdomen; upper tail coverts suffused with yellow. Female-wide green chest band with yellow streaking; green/yellow spot on side of rump. Colourization Juvenile: C.p. pulchella: green crown and nape; breast washed green with yellow streaking absent or minimal; green rump; thighs dark green washed with black; underwing stripe dull yellow. Bill dark brown. Eye brown. C.p. rothschildi: dull green breast with yellow streaking absent or minimal. Call: Call notes vary from area to area; in west sounds are nasal, in the east sweeter and shorter.


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