The Curl-crested Manucode (Manucodia comrii) is a large bird of paradise, about 43 cm long, with glossy purple, black and green plumage, red iris and crinkled yellowish-green upper breast and neck feathers. It has curled head feathering and twisted central tail feathers. It is the largest species of Manucode, and also the largest species in its family in terms of body size, though its tail is shorter than the Black Sicklebill.
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- Perrins, Christopher, Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds. Firefly Books. ISBN 1-55297-777-3
- BirdLife International (2004). Manucodia comrii. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 30 October 2006. Database entry includes a lengthy justification of why this species is of least concern
- audio recording of this bird at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology