Blood's bird of paradise

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Blood's bird of paradise
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradisaeidae
Genus: Paradisaea
Species: P. raggiana salvadorii

x P. rudolphi margaritae

Blood's bird of paradise, also known as Captain Blood's bird of paradise, is a bird in the family Paradisaeidae that is a hybrid between a raggiana bird of paradise and blue bird of paradise. It is named after Captain N.B. Blood who obtained the specimen through his travels in the East.


Only one specimen, an adult male, of this hybrid is known. It comes from the Mount Hagen area in Papua New Guinea and is held in the Australian Museum in Sydney.[2]


  1. ^ Iredale (1948).
  2. ^ Frith & Beehler (1998), p.505.


  • Frith, Clifford B. & Beehler, Bruce M. (1998). The Birds of Paradise. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-854853-9. 
  • Iredale, Tom (1948). "A check list of the birds of paradise and bowerbirds". Australian Zoologist. 11: 161–189.