Princess Stephanie's Astrapia
|Princess Stephanie's Astrapia|
(Finsch & A.B. Meyer, 1885)
Princess Stephanie's Astrapia, Astrapia stephaniae, also known as Stephanie's Astrapia, is a medium-sized, approximately 37 cm long, black bird of paradise with an iridescent blue-green and purple head, silky plumage below and two very long, broad purplish-black central tail feathers. The female is a dark brown bird with a bluish-black head and black-barred cinnamon-brown underparts. Hybrids between this species and the Ribbon-tailed Astrapia, in the small area where their ranges overlap, have been named Barnes' Astrapia.
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