French: Paradisier à bec blanc German: Weißschnabel-Paradieshopf Spanish: Ave del paraíso piquiblanca
coast of Geelvink Bay between 136° 30’ and 137° of longitude, New Guinea
N New Guinea from E side of Geelvink Bay E through Meervlakte (Lakeplain) and presumably Idenburg (Taritatu) Basin and N coastal lowlands to Vanimo area and NW reaches of Sepik R drainage (Utai).
Male 35 cm, 160–164 g; female 34 cm, 184–207 g. Fairly large paradisaeid with very long, sickle-shaped pale bill and medium-length tail. Male has forehead, crown... read more
Male advertisement call a variable series of hoarse or hollow whistled plaintive musical notes,... read more
Lowland rainforest, including disturbed areas, and original and selectively logged forest on... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits (mainly drupes) and arthropods. Appears to be more frugivorous than D. albertisi. Forages mostly in canopy, but descending... read more
Gonadal enlargement at Holtekong (Hollekang), near Jayapura, suggests nesting in Nov; display at least in Aug. Polygynous, solitary... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted range species: present in North Papuan Lowlands EBA. CITES II. Poorly known. May be widespread and... read more
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