Male (about 4 years old) bird feeding on a fruiting tree

Male (about 4 years old) bird feeding on a fruiting tree
Species: Superb Bird-of-paradise   Lophorina superba
Subspecies: feminina
Author: Keith Youngs
Monday, July 10, 2017
Added to IBC: 24 Jul 2017 - 18:08
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Altitude (m): 
2077 meters


Submitted by Phil Gregory on
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This is a young male Superb BoP, you can see his breast shield and the dark bars on the pale belly, and he has vestigial supercilium. He'd be around 4 years old in ths plumage.

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Keith Youngs, IBC1397948. Accessible at

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Keith Youngs, IBC1397948. Video of Superb Bird-of-paradise Lophorina superba at Ambua Lodge, New Guinea. Accessible at

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