August 10, 2016 – Orange-Breasted Fig Parrot, Blue-fronted Fig-parrot, William’s Fig Parrot, or King of Holland’s Fig Parrot (Cyclopsitta gulielmitertii)

These small parrots are found in forests and savannas of New Guinea and Indonesia. Often seen in small flocks of six to ten birds, they eat fig and other fruit seeds, small fruits, nectar, and sometimes insects. Breeding from December to June, they nest in cavities, sometimes dug in arboreal termite mounds. Their flight calls are described as a shrill “tseet” sound.


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