French: Paradisier de d’Albertis German: Schwarzschnabel-Paradieshopf Spanish: Ave del paraíso de Albertis
Other common names:
P. L. Sclater
Hatam, Arfak Mountains, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
D. a. albertisi
(P. L. Sclater, 1873) – non-Cordilleran ranges of New Guinea, including mountains of Vogelkop, Wandammen Peninsula and Huon Peninsula, and presumably also Fakfak Mts, Kumawa Mts and Foja Mts.
D. a. cervinicauda
P. L. Sclater, 1884 – C Cordillera of New Guinea from Weyland Mts E, very patchily, to Lordberg and Tari area and mountains of SE New Guinea.
Male 35 cm, 103–125 g; female 33 cm, 92–138 g. Fairly large paradisaeid with very long, sickle-shaped bill and medium-length tail. Male nominate race has... read more
Male advertisement song a high, powerfully whistled, musical "dyu dyu dyu dyu dyu dyu dyu...... read more
Middle montane forests, infrequently logged areas and forest edge; 600–2250 m, mainly 1100... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily insectivorous, taking various arthropods, but also fruits (mostly capsules). Forages mostly in middle and upper levels of forest... read more
Breeds at least Sept–Dec, and birds with enlarged gonads noted Feb–Oct over entire range, but little studied; a begging... read more
Presumably resident. A female was silent while moving about her 43-ha range during period of eight... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Nowhere abundant; may be absent from apparently suitable areas of habitat, especially in C parts of New Guinea. Although thought not to be... read more
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