French: Paradisier de Guillaume German: Kaiserparadiesvogel Spanish: Ave del paraíso imperial
Kaiser Wilhelm’s Land = Sattelberg, south-east Huon Peninsula, New Guinea
Huon Peninsula (Finisterre Range, Saruwaged Range, Cromwell Mts, Rawlinson Mts), in NE New Guinea.
Male 33 cm (excluding tail wires), 250–265 g; female 31 cm. Male has most of head and upper breast iridescent oily brilliant dark green or greenish-yellow, rear crown... read more
Loud advertisement calls of lekking males include a series of 6–8 notes, first shorter and... read more
Primary hill forest, including pockets of forest isolated by gardens and other disturbance; c. 450... read more
Food and feeding
Little studied. Mostly fruits, with some arthropods. Undertakes much scansorial searching on trees, gleaning insects from bark. Forages... read more
Breeds at least Sept–Dec; male with gonads enlarged in Oct and much enlarged Nov–Dec; display months variable across range, in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted range species: present in Adelbert and Huon Ranges EBA. CITES II. Fairly common, and reasonably... read more
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