French: Paradisier de Jobi German: Jobiparadieskrähe Spanish: Ave del paraíso de la Jobi
Wonapi, Yapen Island (Jobi), New Guinea
Yapen I and W & N mainland New Guinea from Rubi (E Geelvink Bay) E discontinuously in lowlands to mouth of Ramu R and, in S, from area of Mimika R to Setekwa R.
Male 34 cm, 212–257 g; female 31 cm, 150–205 g. Large paradisaeid with slightly graduated tail; base of culmen slightly broadened and flattened (far less so than... read more
Little known. A series of 4–6 slowly delivered hollow "hoo" notes, much as for M.... read more
Lowland rainforest, swamp-forest, hill forest, and forest edge; sea-level to 500 m, rarely to 750 m.
Food and feeding
Fruits and arthropods, but relative preference unknown. Forages for arthropods at up to 15 m in middle storey. Joins mixed-species foraging... read more
Birds with gonads fairly enlarged in Jun–Aug and Dec–Jan and much enlarged in Feb–Mar, May and Jul across range; single... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Locally common. As this is a little-known species easily confused with M. chalybatus, some of the reported records may be open to... read more
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