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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Paradisaeidae.
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Both the fire-maned bowerbird and Wahnes's parotia (Parotia wahnesi) are considered vulnerable.
The ecoregion contains a total of sixteen endemic and near-endemic species (Table 2), including the vulnerable Wahnes's parotia (Parotia wahnesi).
Whereas the EBA contains a total of fifty-three restricted-range birds, this ecoregion contains only some of them, twenty-seven of which are shared with the Central Range montane rain forests ecoregion, one of which is also found in the Central Range sub-alpine grasslands, and two of which are found nowhere else on Earth: the streaked bowerbird (Amblyornis subalaris) and eastern parotia (Parotia helenae).
It shares Wahnes's parotia (Parotia wahnesi) and the olive-streaked honeyeater (Ptiloprora guisei) with the mountains of the Huon Peninsula, but the fire-maned bowerbird (Sericulus bakeri) is found nowhere else on Earth but this ecoregion.
It was named by Boddaert, Paradisea sexpennis, and forms the genus Parotia of Viellot.
This mystery was finally solved when I discovered it listed as a subspecies of Parotia carolae, Carola’s Parotia a bird-of-paradise in Clements’ list.
Parotia berlepschi, Berlepsch’s Six-wired Bird-of-Paradise treated by Clements as a subspecies of Parotia carolae, Carola’s Parotia