IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Adult glossy green above, crown green, ear- coverts white, female with chestnut forecrown; white below with prominent glossy green barring, undertail black with white bars on inner webs of outer feathers; large rufous patch on flight- feathers; eye- ring red in male to grey in female, iris pale brown to grey- brown, darker on inner rim, bill black, feet blue- grey. Juvenile grey- brown above, head grey, tail rufous- grey with dark grey near tip, grey below, iris brown, feet light brown. Voice: Song 5- 8 high- pitched clear notes, “peer peer peer ...”, dropping slightly in pitch, final note preceded by a pause; also a complex song of 4 pairs of downslurred notes, the pairs rising and falling.


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Source: Birds of Papua New Guinea

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