Family Birds-of-paradise (Paradisaeidae)

Least Concern

Curl-crested Manucode (Manucodia comrii)


Taxonomy

French: Paradisier d’Entrecasteaux German: Kräuselparadieskrähe Spanish: Ave del paraíso de Comrie
Taxonomy:

Manucodia comrii

P. L. Sclater

, 1876,

Huon Gulf; error = Fergusson Island, D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago, New Guinea

.

Population of Trobriand Is sometimes separated as race trobriandi, but poorly differentiated. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Trobriand Group (Kiriwina and Kaileuna) and D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Goodenough, Wagifa, Fergusson, Dobu and Normanby), off SE New Guinea.

Descriptive notes

43 cm; one male 448 g and one female 418 g (nominate). Large paradis­aeid with crown feathering distinctively curled and that of neck crinkled; tail fairly long and... read more

Voice

Range of calls, usually a mournful, low-pitched, rolling "woodloodloodloodloodll",... read more

Habitat

All wooded habitats, from lowland to upper montane forests, also forest edges, woodland, savanna,... read more

Food and feeding

Little known. Only fruits recorded, but presumably invertebrates also taken. Forages alone, in pairs, and in small groups; also with ... read more

Breeding

Season at least Jun–Nov and Mar; nest-building recorded mid-Nov and egg-laying Mar and Jun–Oct; fledglings in Oct in D'... read more

Movements

No information.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in D'Entrecasteaux and Trobriand Islands EBA. CITES II. Fairly common to abundant overall. In D'Entrecasteaux... read more

Recommended citation

Frith, C. & Frith, D. (2017). Curl-crested Manucode (Manucodia comrii). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/60634 on 18 December 2017).