French: Paradisier de Carola German: Carolaparadiesvogel Spanish: Ave del paraíso de Carola
Other common names:
Queen Carola's Parotia
A. B. Meyer
“Amberno River” [Mamberamo River]
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. carolae
A. B. Meyer, 1894 – Weyland Mts E to Wissel Lakes (Paniai) region, in W New Guinea.
P. c. meeki
Rothschild, 1910 – Snow Mts, from E of Wissel Lakes and S of Doorman Mts (N scarp facing Mamberamo R), E to C New Guinea (around W edge of Victor Emanuel Range).
P. c. chalcothorax
Stresemann, 1934 – Doorman Mts, just S of Idenburg R (Taritatu R), in W New Guinea.
P. c. chrysenia
Stresemann, 1934 – N scarp of C Cordillera, including Lordberg, Hunstein Mts and probably Schrader Range, also N scarp of Bismarck Range, in E New Guinea.
P. c. clelandiorum
Gilliard, 1961 – from C New Guinea SE probably to S watershed of Eastern Highlands (E at least to Crater Mt).
Male 26 cm, 205 g (one clelandiae); female 25 cm, 110–163 g. Distinctive short-tailed parotia. Male nominate race has velvety jet-black head with coppery-... read more
Loud advertisement song "scree scree scree, oo-wit, oo-wi-oo", first 3 notes short and grating,... read more
Primary and secondary middle montane forests, also regrowth and abandoned gardens; 1100–2000... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and animals, but relative preferences unknown; leaf-eating recorded in captivity. Forages mainly in upper and middle storeys of... read more
Few data; female gonadal activity indicates breeding in at least Sept–Oct; display season in E New Guinea Jun, Jul and Oct (dry... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Fairly common and widepsread; reasonably common on S slopes of Bismarck Range. Adult males thought to be outnumbered by female-plumaged... read more
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