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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Paradisaeidae.

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Examples

  • Archbold's bowerbird (Archboldia papuensis), ribbon-tailed astrapia (Astrapia mayeri), and the blue bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rudolphi) are considered vulnerable.

    Central Range montane rain forests

  • Family Common Name Species Paradisaeidae Curl-crested manucode Manucodia comrii* Paradisaeidae Goldie's bird-of-paradise Paradisaea decora* An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Trobriand Islands rain forests

  • The three similar Paradisaea species P. rubra, P. guilielmi and P. decora are found in the Moluccas (to the west of New Guinea) and in extreme eastern New Guinea, but nowhere in between.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • At the end of a week, the more assiduous of the two boys returned exultantly with a specimen of Paradisaea apoda, the greater bird of paradise.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • To me it suggests nothing so much as Paradisaea apoda, the greater bird of paradise, raising its plumes in lubricious display.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Family Common Name Species Megapodiidae Red-billed brush-turkey Talegalla cuvieri Loriidae Striated lorikeet Charmosyna multistriata Alcedinidae Little paradise-kingfisher Tanysiptera hydrocharis Meliphagidae Spot-breasted meliphaga Meliphaga mimikae Paradisaeidae Greater bird-of-paradise Paradisaea apoda An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Southern New Guinea lowland rain forests

  • “A Promiscuous Mating System in the Blue Bird of Paradise Paradisaea rudolphi.”

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The two kinds in question were Cicinnurus regius, a small scarlet species commonly called the king bird of paradise, and the greater bird of paradise, now known with a slight correction of Linnaeus’s original spelling as Paradisaea apoda.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • It’s a resplendent animal suffering the panic of captivity—a male of Paradisaea apoda, the greater bird of paradise, in full breeding plumage.

    The Song of The Dodo

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