Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of paradise-birds of the family Paradiseidæ, founded by Vieillot in 1816.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Northern New Guinea montane rain forests

  • But by examining Lawes's parotia feathers with both light and electron microscopes

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The Lawes's parotia, a species of bird of paradise, lives in Papua New Guinea.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • I drew on examples such as the dance of the blue manakin, which, for me, is avian tango, and the Lawes's parotia (the six-plumed bird of paradise), which has a courtship dance that looks like a bird ballet.

    New Scientist - Online News

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