French: Paradisier de Meyer German: Braunbauch-Paradieshopf Spanish: Ave del paraíso de Meyer
Finsch and A. B. Meyer
Hufeisengebirge [Horseshoe Mountains = Mount Maguli], south-eastern New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
E. m. albicans
(van Oort, 1915) – C Cordillera of New Guinea from Weyland Mts E to Hindenburg Mts and Victor Emanuel Mts.
E. m. bloodi
Mayr & Gilliard, 1951 – mountains of E New Guinea from at least Mt Hagen and Mt Giluwe (probably from Doma Peaks/Tari region) E to Kratke Range just W of Watut/Tauri Gap.
E. m. meyeri
Finsch & A. B. Meyer, 1885 – mountains of SE New Guinea E from Mt Missim (E of Watut/Tauri Gap) and Ekuti Range.
Male 49 cm (96 cm including central rectrices), 144–310 g; female 52 cm, 140–202 g. Large paradisaeid with long, sickle-shaped bill and long, graduated tail with... read more
Advertisement song of male sounds like a burst of automatic machine-gun fire, with slight... read more
Middle and upper montane forests, including moss forest, also disturbed forest, secondary growth... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits (mainly drupes), also arthropods and small vertebrates, in fairly equal proportions. Fruits and arthropods fed to nestlings. Forages... read more
At least Apr–Jan; males with gonads moderately enlarged in Jan–Feb, Apr and Jun and much enlarged in Jul–Dec, female with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Central Papuan Mountains EBA. CITES II. Common to abundant over much, if not most, of range; uncommon or absent... read more
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