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pygmy lorikeet (en); lóri-pigmeu (pt); lori de Wilhelmina (fr); lori pigmeo (es); elfenlori (de)
This species is endemic to New Guinea, being found along the central mountain range from Vogelkop to the Owen Stanley range.
These birds are 12,5-13 cm long and weigh about 20 g.
The pygmy lorikeet is found in mountain rainforests and moist savannas, at altitudes of 1.000-2.200 m.
They feed on polen and nectar, namely of Eucalyptus, Castanopsis oaks, and Elaeocarpus.
Little is known about their reproduction. The clutch size is 2 eggs and incubation lasts for about 23 days.
IUCN status - LC (Least Concern)
This species has a large breeding range, but is reported to be generally uncommon. The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.