An adult male displaying on its meticulously cleared ground court in lowland forest on Waigeo Island.

An adult male displaying on its meticulously cleared ground court in lowland forest on Waigeo Island.
Species: Wilson's Bird-of-paradise   Cicinnurus respublica
Author: Iwein Mauro
Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Added to IBC: 25 May 2010 - 06:20
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Wilson's Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus respublica) is among 42 bird species that occur only in West Papua or Indonesian New Guinea and nowhere else on Earth. It is entirely confined to the Raja Ampat islands of Waigeo and Batanta.

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Iwein Mauro, IBC960960. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/960960.

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Iwein Mauro, IBC960960. Photo of Wilson's Bird-of-paradise Cicinnurus respublica at Waigeo Island, New Guinea. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/960960.

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