Astrapia

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Astrapias
Ribbon-tailed Astrapia.jpg
Ribbon-tailed astrapia, Astrapia mayeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradisaeidae
Genus: Astrapia
Vieillot, 1816

The astrapias are a genus, Astrapia, of birds-of-paradise. The genus contains five species.

They are endemic to New Guinea. The males have highly iridescent plumage and remarkably long tails. Females are duller and have shorter tails.

Barnes' astrapia is a hybrid produced by the interbreeding of Princess Stephanie's astrapia and the ribbon-tailed astrapia.[1]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peckover, William S. (1990). Papua New Guinea, Birds of Paradise.  Brown: Carina.