French: Paradisier grondeur German: Adelbertparadiesvogel Spanish: Ave del paraíso gruñidora
Milne Bay and East Cape, south-eastern New Guinea
E & SE New Guinea E from Ramu R and Astrolabe Bay in N and, in S, from Purari R.
Male 34 cm, 155–214 g; female 28 cm, 102–149 g. Male, with bright iridescent blue crown and breast and with rest of plumage mostly matt black and variably tinged with blue,... read more
Harsh, rasping, very loud growl, “hrrrak hrrrow”, first syllable rising and second one falling, is... read more
Rainforest in lowlands, hills and lower montane zones, also monsoon forest, swamp-forest and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of fruits and invertebrates. Fruits taken include those of Schefflera species, of the aroid Amorphophallus... read more
Season little known; females carrying nest material in Jul; egg-laying recorded early Jun in Moroka area of SE New Guinea; display late wet... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common or fairly common, if somewhat local. In 2002, within Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area, estimates at 432–650... read more
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