Family Birds-of-paradise (Paradisaeidae)

Least Concern

Bronze Parotia (Parotia berlepschi)


French: Paradisier de Berlepsch German: Berlepschparadiesvogel Spanish: Ave del paraíso de Berlepsch
Other common names: Foja Parotia

Parotia berlepschi

O. Kleinschmidt

, 1897,

New Guinea


Formerly treated as a race of P. carolae, but differs in bill morphology, iris colour, plumage and voice. Possible presence of this or another member of genus in Cyclops Mts requires investigation#R. Monotypic.


Foja Mts, in W New Guinea.

Descriptive notes

c. 25 cm. Male has blackish head and body, with nape, upper neck and mantle heavily bronzed; short erectile frontal crest tipped silver-white, elongate and vertically raised... read more


Little information. Primary contact song said possibly to be distinct from that of both P.... read more


Montane wet forest, at c. 1100–2000 m.

Food and feeding

No information.


No information.


Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

Not assessed. CITES II. Until recently was treated as a race of more widespread P. carolae. Was for a long time known only from a handful of specimens, and virtually... read more

Recommended citation

Frith, C. & Frith, D. (2020). Bronze Parotia (Parotia berlepschi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 17 February 2020).