Wonderful bird of paradise

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Wonderful Bird of Paradise
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradisaeidae
Species: Seleucidis melanoleuca

x Paradisaea minor
Synonyms

The Wonderful Bird of Paradise, also known as Reichenow’s Riflebird,[2] is a bird in the family Paradisaeidae that is an intergeneric hybrid between a Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise and Lesser Bird of Paradise.

History[edit]

Five adult male specimens are known of this hybrid, held in the American Museum of Natural History and the Berlin Natural History Museum and coming from Sorong in the Vogelkop Peninsula of north-western New Guinea, Madang on the north-eastern coast of New Guinea, as well as other unknown localities.[2][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Iredale (1950), p.v.
  2. ^ a b Iredale (1950), p.56.
  3. ^ Frith & Beehler (1998), p.516.

References[edit]

  • Frith, Clifford B.; & Beehler, Bruce M. (1998). The Birds of Paradise. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-854853-9. 
  • Iredale, Tom (1950). Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds. Melbourne: Georgian House.