French: Paradisier rouge German: Rotparadiesvogel Spanish: Ave del paraíso roja
Waigeo, West Papuan Islands, New Guinea
West Papuan Is (Waigeo, Gemien, Saonek and Batanta; presumably also Gam), off NW New Guinea.
Male 33 cm (excluding tail wires), 158–224 g; female 30 cm, 115–208 g. Male has head to just behind eye, ear-coverts, chin and extensive throat area of finely... read more
Most common advertisement call by lekking male a loud, clear repeated "wak", the bird... read more
Lowland rainforest and hill forest, from sea-level to c. 600 m.
Food and feeding
Little known. Fruits and arthropods recorded. In captivity, a female fed her single hatchling exclusively with regurgitated soft fruits for... read more
Females with enlarged oocytes indicative of breeding in Sept–Oct; display at least Jul and Sept. Polygynous, lekking promiscuous... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted range species: present in West Papuan Lowlands EBA. CITES II. Common in suitable habitats. Has very... read more
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