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Sphecotheres viridis (Green Figbird; Timor Figbird)

Wikipedia Abstract

The green figbird or Timor figbird (Sphecotheres viridis) is a species of bird in the Oriolidae family. It is endemic to forest, woodland, mangrove and scrub on the south-east Asian islands of Timor and Roti. It is moderately common, and therefore considered to be of Least Concern by BirdLife International and the IUCN. It has sometimes included the two other figbirds as subspecies, in which case the combined species simply was known as "figbird", but today all major authorities consider them as separate species. It resembles the more widespread Australasian figbird, but is smaller and, except for the paler crissum (around the cloaca), the male is entirely yellow-olive below (including the throat).
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.36533
EDGE Score: 2.23701


Adult Weight [1]  122 grams
Diet [2]  Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  100 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  80 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  20 %
Clutch Size [3]  4
Mating System [4]  Monogamy
Maximum Longevity [1]  18 years


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kakadu National Park II 4744348 Northern Territory, Australia
Lamington National Park II 50970 Queensland, Australia
Prince Regent River Nature Reserve Ia 1428602 Western Australia, Australia  
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia No

Prey / Diet

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External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3A comparative analysis of some life-history traits between cooperatively and non-cooperatively breeding Australian passerines, ALDO POIANI and LARS SOMMER JERMIIN, Evolutionary Ecology, 1994, 8, 471-488
4Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
5"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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