Pseudeos fuscata Blyth, 1858
New Guinea throughout, except for highest areas; also islands of Yapen (in Geelvink Bay) and Salawati (in W Papuan Island).
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Least concern.
The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.
Variable, with yellow,orange, red morphs and combinations of these colours.
There are 2 bands, 1 just below the throat and the other on the upper breast, in 1 of the colors I mention or sometimes is a intermediate possible, 1 band yellow and the other orange, or orange interspersed with yellow feathers.
Also the abdomen are in 1 of these colors, except the sides.
The forepart of the crown is golden-orange, (in the yellow phase it is also yellow).
The feathers from the nape till mantle and those between the 2 color bands are brown-black.
The edges of these feathers in the chest and nape, are buff or silvery-buff.
The upperparts are very dark brown, browner on the wing coverts. The brown in the orange phase got a orange shine in the brown, and the yellow a yellow shine in the brown.
Underwing coverts are orange or yellow depending which color phase.
The flight feathers are broadly marked with orange or yellow.
The rump is greyish- white or yellowish-white.
The tail is blue-bronze and orange or yellow above and the underside is pale bronze and orange.
The beak and skin around the lower mandible is orange.
The cere and feet are darkgrey -black.
The skin around the eye is black, but can also have some orange in it.
common, the orange phase is more common then the yellow phase.
6,5 - 7 mm
I have seen a dilute mutation, which was more orange all over the bird. Unfortunally I can remember where I have seen it.
Also In Australia they have bred the lutino in it , with the lutino Trichoglossus moluccanus. This is not the way, keep them pure!