Paradisaeidae – Birds-of-paradise

Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) by Dan

Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) by Dan

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CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Paradisaeidae – Birds-of-paradise

Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (43)

Paradise-crow (Lycocorax pyrrhopterus)
Glossy-mantled Manucode (Manucodia ater)
Jobi Manucode (Manucodia jobiensis)
Crinkle-collared Manucode (Manucodia chalybatus)
Curl-crested Manucode (Manucodia comrii)
Trumpet Manucode (Phonygammus keraudrenii)
Long-tailed Paradigalla (Paradigalla carunculata)
Short-tailed Paradigalla (Paradigalla brevicauda)
Arfak Astrapia (Astrapia nigra)
Splendid Astrapia (Astrapia splendidissima)
Ribbon-tailed Astrapia (Astrapia mayeri)
Princess Stephanie’s Astrapia (Astrapia stephaniae)
Huon Astrapia (Astrapia rothschildi)
Western Parotia (Parotia sefilata)
Queen Carola’s Parotia (Parotia carolae)
Bronze Parotia (Parotia berlepschi)
Lawes’s Parotia (Parotia lawesii)
Eastern Parotia (Parotia helenae)
Wahnes’s Parotia (Parotia wahnesi)
King of Saxony Bird-of-paradise (Pteridophora alberti)
Greater Lophorina (Lophorina superba)
Crescent-caped Lophorina (Lophorina niedda)
Lesser Lophorina (Lophorina minor)
Paradise Riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus)
Victoria’s Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae)
Magnificent Riflebird (Ptiloris magnificus)
Growling Riflebird (Ptiloris intercedens)
Black Sicklebill (Epimachus fastosus)
Brown Sicklebill (Epimachus meyeri)
Black-billed Sicklebill (Drepanornis albertisi)
Pale-billed Sicklebill (Drepanornis bruijnii)
Magnificent Bird-of-paradise (Diphyllodes magnificus)
Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise (Diphyllodes respublica)
King Bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus regius)
Standardwing (Semioptera wallacii)
Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise (Seleucidis melanoleucus)
Greater Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea apoda)
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana)
Lesser Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea minor)
Goldie’s Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea decora)
Red Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rubra)
Emperor Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea guilielmi)
Blue Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rudolphi)


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Dan’s Pix (Dan)
Keith Blomerley-Videographer
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
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The birds-of-paradise are members of the family Paradisaeidae of the order Passeriformes. The majority of species in this family are found on the island of New Guinea and its satellites, with a few species occurring in the Moluccas and eastern Australia. The family has forty species in 14 genera. The members of this family are perhaps best known for the plumage of the males of the sexually dimorphic species (the majority), in particular the highly elongated and elaborate feathers extending from the beak, wings, tail or head. For the most part they are confined to dense rainforest habitat. The diet of all species is dominated by fruit and to a lesser extent arthropods. The birds-of-paradise have a variety of breeding systems, ranging from monogamy to lek-based polygamy.

The family is of cultural importance to the inhabitants of New Guinea. The trade in skins and feathers of the birds-of-paradise has been going on for two thousand years. The birds have also been of considerable interest to Western collectors, ornithologists and writers. A number of species are threatened by hunting and habitat loss. (Wikipedia)

Some of the Family – Photos are Alphabetical down the columns:

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