French: Paradisier à queue courte German: Kurzschwanz-Paradieselster Spanish: Ave del paraíso colicorta
Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert
Mount Goliath, central New Guinea
C ranges of New Guinea from Weyland Mts E to Mt Karimui and Bismarck Range.
Male 23 cm, 160–184 g; female 22 cm, 155–170 g. Male has bright yellow foreface wattle originating at base of upper mandible, and smaller swollen sky-blue wattle... read more
Little known. Calls recorded include melodic "hui", also high-pitched mournful whistling... read more
Middle montane forests, including southern beech (Nothofagus), secondary growth, also... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits; also epiphyte-dwelling animals, including insects, spiders (Araneae), worms (Annelida), frogs (Anura), skinks (Scincidae). A single... read more
Recorded in all months except Mar and Nov in one area; egg-laying Jan, Apr–Jul, Sept–Oct and Dec; one record of nest-building... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Central Papuan Mountains EBA. CITES II. Widespread, but patchily distributed; common in some localities, but... read more
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