French: Paradisier de Victoria German: Victoriaparadiesvogel Spanish: Ave del paraíso de Victoria
Barnard Island, north Queensland, Australia
Atherton Region of NE Queensland (from Big Tableland, S of Cooktown, S to Halifax Bay, and some offshore islands), in NE Australia.
Male 25 cm, 91–119 g; female 23 cm, 77–96 g. Fairly large paradisaeid with fairly long, decurved bill and short tail. Male is mostly velvety jet-black with rich... read more
Male advertisement call an explosive loud "sssssshh" or "yaaaass", in S of... read more
Lowland to hill rainforests, also adjacent wet sclerophyll woodland dominated by eucalypts (... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits (mostly capsules); insects, including cockroaches (Blattodea) and cicadas (Cicadidae), and spiders (Araneae), centipedes (Chilopoda... read more
Season at least Aug–Feb; egg-laying late Aug to early Jan, and female with fledged young observed late Nov and Jan–Mar; males... read more
Mostly sedentary; during winter months some adult males move out of rainforest into adjacent wet... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Queensland Wet Tropics EBA. CITES II. Common throughout small range; reported as more abundant on Bloomfield R... read more
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