IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Colourization Adult: C.j. josefinae: male- in general red; black occiput to nape, with pale lilac/blue streaking towards front; rump has dusky blue patch; black lower flanks and lower abdomen; red underwing coverts; red central tail feathers tipped with yellow; lateral tail feathers red washed with green on outer webs and tipped with yellow. Bill orange. Eye yellow. Female- green/yellow lower back. C.j. cycloporum: both adults have black abdominal patch; blue streaking on occiput missing or faint. C.j. sepikiana: male- black abdominal patch more extensive; pale grey streaking on occiput. Female- as in male, but with yellow lower back and flanks. Colourization Juvenile: C.j. josefinae: as in adult female but with green wash to black thighs and abdomen; green wash on occiput to nape; blue/green streaking on occiput; underwing band dull yellow. Bill brown. Eye brown. C.j. sepikiana: in general duller than male; green wash on black thighs, abdomen and occiput to nape. Call: Calls given in flight are described as high-pitched; nasal note while perched reminescent of Papuan Lorikeet (Charmosyna papou).


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Source: Birds of Papua New Guinea

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