Splendid astrapia

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Splendid astrapia
Astrapia splendidissima 1895.jpg
Scientific classification
Binomial name
Astrapia splendidissima

The splendid astrapia (Astrapia splendidissima) is a bird-of-paradise about 39 cm long. The male is black with an iridescent yellow-green mantle (cloak). It has a blue-green throat, dark green below. The tail feathers are short, broad and white with black tips. The female has a brown plumage and dark head.

Little is known about this bird. It lives in the mountain forests of the west central highlands of New Guinea. Its diet is fruit, insects, lizards and frogs.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Astrapia splendidissima". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)