Specoterasic viridis Vieillot, 1816, Australasia = Kupang, Timor.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Green figbird; French: Sphйcothиre figuier; German: Feigenpirol; Spanish: Papahigos de Timor.
8.7–9.5 in (22–24 cm); 2.4–2.8 oz (75–80 gm), both sexes. A small, slender figbird; males are plain olive ventrally, with gray throat, undertail, and feet. Dark head with rough bare eyeskin colored deep buff but changing to red when excited. Throat to vent greenish yellow.
Endemic to Timor.
Primary and secondary vine and gallery forest, forest edge, woodland, and mangroves.
Solitary to communal, feeding locally through tree crowns in small loose flocks. Calls from exposed position in tree tops: muted, burred, metallic whistled trills.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Little recorded; observed feeding on small, soft fruit in trees, including figs.
Widespread and moderately abundant; copes with habitats affected by disturbance.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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