French: Paradisier vert German: Grünparadieskrähe Spanish: Ave del paraíso metálica
J. R. Forster
Arfak Mountains, New Guinea
West Papuan Is (Misool) and scattered sites throughout mainland New Guinea.
Male 36 cm, 164–265 g; female 33 cm, 160–255 g. Large paradisaeid with fairly long, graduated tail. Male has blue-black head, neck and nape, blue-green iridescent... read more
Advertisement song of male a slow series of up to 8 low, even-pitched, hollow "hoo" notes... read more
Hill and lower montane forest throughout New Guinea mainland, also lowland forest on Misool; sea-... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits, especially figs (Ficus); also invertebrates, including insects and spiders (Araneae). Forages mostly in middle to... read more
Breeding at least Jul–Sept and Jan; display recorded in Apr, Jun, Jul and Sept. Monogamous pair-bonding; non-territorial. Display on... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Fairly common over much of range; secretive habits make census difficult. Wide-ranging; an individual radio-tracked for a week during Nov... read more
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