Salvadori's Fig-Parrot (Psittaculirostris salvadorii) - Exotic birds | Pets

    Posted by pets | 19 February 2015

    - Psittaculirostris salvadorii

    Salvadori's Fig-Parrot


    Of 19 cm.. length and a weight of environment to the 118 g..

    The forehead and the Crown of the Salvadori's Fig-Parrot (Psittaculirostris salvadorii) is bright green with a little blue diffusion; cheeks and elongated headphones coverts yellow gold; area behind the eyes, pale blue: Yellow nape. Green upper parts; internal parts of flight feathers, orange-red at their ends. -, the wings of opaque green. Upper part of the chest with a bright red band, rest of bright yellowish green underparts, brighter and lighter than the upper parts. Upper, the Green tail; Yellow below.

    Black Peak; Red-Brown IRIS; grey legs,

    Female It lacks the Scarlet chest band, evident in the male, that is replaced with a green band showing some opaque red feathers on the sides.

    Youth equal to the adult female but duller overall; pale blue breast band, weak or invisible. Reddish brown IRIS.

    • Sound of the Salvadori's Fig-Parrot.

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    The Salvadori's Fig-Parrot is distributed in the forests, along their edges, partially cleared areas and close to human settlements. Birds subsist mainly from the seeds of figs, and groups are fed into the cup of fruit trees, sometimes mixed with other species. Hang it upside down to feed, and they can make brief forays above the canopy. The species is found most often in pairs or in small groups, and nests in colonies.


    Little is known of its ecology


    Its diet consists mainly of figs and other fruit.


    THE Salvadori's Fig-Parrot (Psittaculirostris salvadorii) is endemic to the North of Irian Jaya, Indonesia. You can see in the forests of lowlands from the eastern edge of the Cenderawasih Bay to the Humboldt Bay (approximately 137 ° to 141 ° East), reaching inside through the northern slopes of the Van Rees mountains to 700 meters above sea level. Not rare within its small range.


    • Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern

    • Population trend: Decreasing

    This species is suspected of being sluggish to moderate decline due to habitat loss, limited degradation and some pressure for his capture.

    Its population is estimated around the 10,000 copies.

    In the past, This species has been caught in a relatively large number for the cage bird trade, both for the domestic and foreign markets, with a total of 1.582 birds exported from Indonesia between 1985 and 1990 (Beehler 1985, Nash 1990b , KD Bishop in litt., 1996, 1997to collar), and 1.791 between 1990 and 2001, When the species registered trade ceased (UNEP-WCMC 2007). However, the true extent of trade is unknown and is likely to be overlooked by many hunters in the preference of the most coveted and abundant species (B. Beehler in litt. 2012).

    In captivity:

    Susceptible to stress and disease.

    Very rare in captivity.

    Alternative names:

    - Salvadori's Fig-Parrot, Salvadori's Fig Parrot, Whiskered Fig-Parrot, Yellow-cheeked Fig Parrot (ingles).
    - Psittacule de Salvadori (francés).
    - Salvadorizwergpapagei, Salvadori Zwergpapagei, Salvadori-Zwergpapagei (alemán).
    - Papagaio-dos-figos-de-salvador (portugués).
    - Lorito de Salvadori (español).

    Scientific classification:

    - Orden: Psittaciformes
    - Familia: Psittaculidae
    - Nombre científico: Psittaculirostris salvadorii
    - Citation: (Oustalet, 1880)
    - Protónimo: Cyclopsittacus Salvadorii


    Salvadori's Fig-Parrot (Psittaculirostris salvadorii)


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


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    Sounds: Hans Matheve (Xeno-canto)

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