Duivenbode's bird of paradise

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

x P. minor finschi
Synonyms
  • Paradisea duivenbodei

Duivenbode's bird of paradise is a bird in the family Paradisaeidae that is a hybrid between the emperor bird of paradise and lesser bird of paradise. The common name commemorates Maarten Dirk van Renesse van Duivenbode (1804-1878), Dutch trader of naturalia on Ternate.

History[edit]

It is known from a single adult male specimen held in the National Natural History Museum in Paris. Its provenance is uncertain; it is said to come from an island in Geelvink Bay, western New Guinea, but was probably purchased as a trade skin there and is more likely to have derived ultimately from the Huon Peninsula of north-eastern New Guinea where the emperor bird of paradise is found.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Frith & Beehler (1998), pp.504-505.

References[edit]

  • Frith, Clifford B.; Beehler, Bruce M. (1998). The Birds of Paradise. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-854853-9.