French: Paradisier royal German: Königsparadiesvogel Spanish: Ave del paraíso real
Aru Islands, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
C. r. regius
(Linnaeus, 1758) – West Papuan Is (Salawati, Misool), Aru Is, and mainland New Guinea except N portion.
C. r. coccineifrons
Rothschild, 1896 – N New Guinea from E coast of Geelvink Bay E to E Ramu R; Yapen I.
Male 16 cm (31 cm inclusive of central rectrices), 43–65 g; female 19 cm, 38–58 g. Very small paradisaeid with upper ridge of culmen sharply keeled to knife edge... read more
Advertisment calls of males are varied, more typical ones being transcribed as a descending "... read more
Lowland rainforest, monsoon forest, gallery forest and forest edge, including disturbed areas and... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and arthropods; no information on relative proportions of each. Forages at various levels of forest; joins mixed-species foraging... read more
Breeds at least Mar–Oct, but probably in all months over range; two separate females with newly fledged young in May; males with much... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Locally fairly common; widespread, but patchily distributed. Calculated as representing c. 1% of avifauna at Soliabeda (near Purari R, at... read more
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