French: Paradisier petit-émeraude German: Kleinparadiesvogel Spanish: Ave del paraíso esmeralda chica
Dorey, Vogelkop, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. minor
Shaw, 1809 – West Papuan Is (Misool) and W New Guinea E in N watershed to West Papua–Papua New Guinea border and, in S watershed, to Etna Bay.
P. m. jobiensis
Rothschild, 1897 – Yapen I, in Geelvink Bay (NW New Guinea).
P. m. finschi
A. B. Meyer, 1885 – N New Guinea from just E of border E to Gogol, upper Ramu R and N Huon Peninsula#R.
32 cm (excluding tail wires); male 183–300 g, female 141–210 g. Male nominate race has lores, forehead, ear-coverts, malar area, chin and throat finely feathered... read more
Advertisement song of lekking males is a series of high-pitched clear sharp "wak" notes (... read more
Lowland and hill forest, swamp-forest, forest edge and second growth; adaptable to human-altered... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly fruits, also arthropods. Forages mainly in canopy; also lower when seeking arthropods. May join mixed-species foraging flocks with... read more
Season at least Jul–Feb; males with enlarged gonads in most months, but more so Feb–Aug, and females with enlarged oocytes in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common and widespread. Very common in S Adelbert Mts in Mar–Apr 1959, and moderately common in forests from base to c. 1070 m on... read more
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