French: Paradisier bleu German: Blauparadiesvogel Spanish: Ave del paraíso azul
Finsch and A. B. Meyer
Hufeisengebirge [Horseshoe Mountains = Mount Maguli], south-eastern New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
P. r. margaritae
(Mayr & Gilliard, 1951) – EC New Guinea (Tari area, Enga Highlands, Sepik–Wahgi Divide, Kubor Range, Mt Giluwe, Mt Hagen, Mt Karimui, Bismarck Range).
P. r. rudolphi
Finsch & A. B. Meyer, 1885 – SE New Guinea from Eastern Highlands (Okapa) and Herzog Mts SE to Owen Stanley Range.
Male 30 cm (excluding tail wires), 158–189 g; female 30 cm, 124–166 g. Male nominate race has head, neck and mantle glossy jet-black with iridescent bronzed-green... read more
Advertisment call of male "kwank", reminisent of that of P. raggiana but lower-... read more
Lower montane forest, forest edge, and denser older secondary growth of fallow gardens; 1100–... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly fruits, especially figs (Ficus), drupes, berries; also some animals, mostly arthropods, possibly lizards. Forages in high... read more
Across species' range breeding can occur at any time of year, mostly Jul–Feb; egg-laying Apr, nestling Nov–Dec, and newly... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted to the eastern Central Ranges of Papua New Guinea, part of the Central Papuan Mountains EBA. CITES II. Uncommon throughout range; absent from some... read more
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