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Range DescriptionLorius albinucha, long known only from the montane massif of southern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, has also been found more recently on the Lelet Plateau in the middle of the island(Hornbuckle 1999a). It is uncommon to fairly common in forest between 500-2,000 m and has occasionally been seen down to 250 m in logged forest (B. Beehler in litt. 1994, D. Gibbs in litt. 1994, G. Dutson pers. obs 1997). It is likely to have a population of less than 10,000 individuals.