French: Paradisier de Rothschild German: Rothschildparadieselster Spanish: Ave del paraíso de Rothschild
Rawlinson Mountains, north-eastern New Guinea
Huon Peninsula (Finisterre Mts, Saruwaged Range, Cromwell Mts, Rawlinson Mts), in NE New Guinea.
Male 69 cm, 186–205 g; female 47 cm, 143–200 g. Large astrapia with exceptionally long, broad tail markedly graduated. Male has entirely black head and nape with... read more
Calls, including muffled scolding "jj, jj" or "jiw, jiw", resemble those of... read more
Middle montane, upper montane and subalpine forests, at 1460–3010 m. Display trees located on... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Diet fruits and animals. Seeks animal prey by biting and tearing at mosses on branches and twigs, and inspecting or probing... read more
Egg-laying at least Oct–Nov; male with moderately enlarged gonads Mar and Oct and female with enlarged gonads Mar and Aug; display... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Adelbert and Huon Ranges EBA. CITES II. A little-known species; common at Ogeranang (Rawlinson Mts), at 1600 m,... read more
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