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The Pygmy parrots have extra-long toes to help them climb easily in the trees. They also have very strong, stiffened tailfeathers to help them brace against tree trunks.
Status in the Wild
About 10,000 (1991)
Range: M.g. geelvinkiana
Numfor Island in Geelvink Bay.
Biak Island in Geelvink Bay.
Found up to 300m (9840 ft) in lowland forest, secondary growth forest, open cultivated areas with isolated trees and gardens.
The habitat of this species is under threat from logging and subsistence farming.
Probably lichen, fungi, seeds, flowers, fruits and insects and their larvae.
Usually seen in groups of 4-5 birds. Very shy. Will associate with other birds in low lying shrubbery.
Clutch and Egg Size:
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