Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot (Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii) - Birds | Pets

Posted by pets | 9 February 2015

- Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii

Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot


11 to 13 cm.. length and a weight between 27 and 34 g..

The forehead of the Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot (Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii), back of the crown and area behind the eyes are a deep blue; pale yellow the lores, throat and both sides of the head; black spot on the back of the cheek; Orange the top part of the abdomen; the interior of the wing-coverts Yellow-edged; wide bands of pale yellow under the wings. Bill Blackish grey. The eyes dark brown.

The female similar to the male, but pale yellow on the front of the cheeks black and white on the back. Front of the cheeks bordered below green with blue stripe; the ear-coverts on both sides of neck, orange; underparts green.

The immature as females, but orange, Since the ear-coverts and sides neck to the area below, faced with the cheeks; breast male washed with orange-brown.

  • Sound of the Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot.
[audio:HTTPS:// Pechinaranja.mp3]
Description of the 7 subspecies

It is distributed in the rainforest, swamp forest, forest of Melaleuca , dense sheets and partially cleared areas from sea level to a 300 meters above sea level, rarely recorded in higher altitudes to the 800 m, the largest known altitude is 1.100 m.

They are usually in small groups assets of 6 to 10 individuals, whether it is flying above the treetops, or congregate where can feed on figs and other fruits in the canopy or plants at lower levels.

The feed can be difficult to detect, since they climb around the silent tree trunks, Although they can swing upside down as they feed on, sometimes dropping food.


The nests of the Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot found in arboreal termite, at the top of the trees of the forest. Up to three holes can be dug., and the nesting they can be community. The nests also found at the base of a complex of epiphytes. There is little information available upon the breeding season, activity in apparent nests have been observed between the months of September and June. These sites can, However also, have been used to settle, and a record in January of a male regurgitating food near an entrance hole probably indicates breeding during that month at least.


The diet includes seeds of figs and other fruits, as well as small whole figs, nectar flower e insects occasional.


Widely distributed, abundant and easily observable in the lowland tropical rainforest, throughout much of New Guinea. The Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot most Western they are isolated, only seen in Salawati in the West of the islands of Papua, and in the lowlands of theDoberai peninsula, West Papua.

In other parts of New Guinea the range is continuous through the lowlands of the North of the eastern edge of Geelvink Bay around the Memberamo River, throughout the region of the Sepik River and the lowlands of the Huon peninsula, to Milne Bay, at the eastern end.

The range continues westward through the lowlands of southern New Guinea across regions Puari and Fly River to the lowlands of Southeast of West Papua, on the 138 ° E; also in the Aru Islands.

The Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot seems to be more common in the South of New Guinea in the North.

Distribution of the 7 subspecies

• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

• Population trend: Stable

The size of the world population It has not been quantified, due to the recent taxonomic divisions, Although it is estimated over the 100,000 specimens.

The population suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats.

In captivity:

Rare in captivity.

Alternative names:

- Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot, Blue-fronted Fig-parrot, Orange-breasted Fig Parrot, Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot (nominate), Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot (Orange-breasted) (ingles).
- Psittacule à poitrine orange, Psittacule à poitrine orange (nominal), Psittacule à poitrine orange (nominale), Psittacule à poitrine orange (race nominale) (francés).
- Orangebrust-Zwergpapgei (alemán).
- Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii (portugués).
- Lorito de Pecho Naranja, Lorito Pechinaranja (español).

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittaculidae
- Nombre científico: Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii
- Citation: (Schlegel, 1866)
- Protónimo: Psittacula gulielmi III

Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot images:


Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot (Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii)


– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr


(1) – animalphotos
(2) – A female Orange-breasted Fig-parrot in the Walsrode Bird Park, Germany By Quartl (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(3) – A male Orange-breasted Fig-parrot in the Walsrode Bird Park, Germany – “Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii qtl1” by QuartlOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
(4) – Birds-pet-wallpapers
(5) – animalphotos

Sounds: Frank Lambert (Xeno-canto)

Filed under: Birds, Birds, JKL, MNOP | No comments »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Orange-breasted Fig-Parrot video

Classification Diophthalma gulielmitertii

  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii
  • Subspecies:
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii gulielmitertii
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii nigrifrons
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii ramuensis
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii amabilis
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii suavissima
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii fuscifrons
  • Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii melanogenia
  • Anatomy of the Psitacidae


    Use of cookies

    This web site uses cookies so that you have the best user experience. If you continue browsing you are giving your consent for the acceptance of the aforementioned cookies and the acceptance of our cookies policy, Click the link for more information.plugin cookies

    Notice of cookies
    WordPress lightbox