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


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Species (41)

Paradise-crow (Lycocorax pyrrhopterus) ©©Flickr – ©Drawing Wiki
____ (Lycocorax pyrrhopterus pyrrhopterus) OBI
Glossy-mantled Manucode (Manucodia ater) ©©Flickr
Jobi Manucode (Manucodia jobiensis) ©©Drawing Flickr
Crinkle-collared Manucode (Manucodia chalybatus) IBC
Curl-crested Manucode (Manucodia comrii) ©Drawing Wiki
Trumpet Manucode (Phonygammus keraudrenii) by Ian
Long-tailed Paradigalla (Paradigalla carunculata) ©Drawing Wiki
Short-tailed Paradigalla (Paradigalla brevicauda) ©© – Photo ©Wiki
Arfak Astrapia (Astrapia nigra) IBC
Splendid Astrapia (Astrapia splendidissima) ©Drawing Wiki
Ribbon-tailed Astrapia (Astrapia mayeri) ©© Photo©©  – Photo T Laman
Princess Stephanie’s Astrapia (Astrapia stephaniae) ©©
Huon Astrapia (Astrapia rothschildi) IBC
Western Parotia (Parotia sefilata) ©©Flickr – ©Drawing Wiki
Queen Carola’s Parotia (Parotia carolae) Tim Laman ©Drawing WikiC
Bronze Parotia (Parotia berlepschi) ©©Flickr
Lawes’s Parotia (Parotia lawesii) ©Drawing WikiC- Photo WorldBirdwatching
Eastern Parotia (Parotia helenae) Drawing Australian Museum
Wahnes’s Parotia (Parotia wahnesi) IBC
King of Saxony Bird-of-paradise (Pteridophora alberti) IBC
Superb Bird-of-paradise (Lophorina superba) ©©Flickr – Drawing – Video by Keith B
Paradise Riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus) IBC
Victoria’s Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae) by Ian – Photo T Laman
Magnificent Riflebird (Ptiloris magnificus) by Ian
Growling Riflebird (Ptiloris intercedens)  Video IBC
Black Sicklebill (Epimachus fastosus) IBC
Brown Sicklebill (Epimachus meyeri) ©©
Black-billed Sicklebill (Drepanornis albertisi) Drawing Oiseaux – Photo ©©Flickr
Pale-billed Sicklebill (Drepanornis bruijnii) IBC
Magnificent Bird-of-paradise (Diphyllodes magnificus) ©© – Photo T Laman
____ (Diphyllodes magnificus magnificus) IBC
Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise (Diphyllodes respublica) IBC – Video IBC
King Bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus regius) ©©
____ (Cicinnurus regius regius) Video by Keith Blomerley
____ (Cicinnurus regius coccineifrons) Video IBC
Standardwing (Semioptera wallacii) ©©maholyoak
Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise (Seleucidis melanoleucus) IBC – Photo T Laman
____ (Seleucidis melanoleucus melanoleucus) Video IBC
____ (Seleucidis melanoleucus auripennis) IBC
Greater Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea apoda) ©©
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) by Dan’s Pix
____ (Paradisaea raggiana raggiana) Video by Keith Blomerley
____ (Paradisaea raggiana augustaevictoriae) Video by Keith Blomerley
Lesser Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea minor) ©©
____ (Paradisaea minor finschi) IBC – Video by Keith Blomerley
____ (Paradisaea minor minor) IBC
Goldie’s Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea decora) Tim Laman
Red Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rubra) ©©PetePictures –  Photo & Photo ©T Laman – Article
Emperor Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea guilielmi) IBC
Blue Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rudolphi) ©© Photo IBC – Photo T Laman
____ (Paradisaea rudolphi margaritae) Video by Keith Blomerley
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Photographers or Videographers used on this page from our sidebar, Photography, are:
Dan’s Pix (Dan)
Keith Blomerley-Videographer
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
For a really neat set of photos – Click Here (by Tim Laman)


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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)

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