False-lobed astrapia

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False-lobed astrapia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradisaeidae
Species: Paradigalla carunculata

x Epimachus f. fastuosus
Synonyms

The false-lobed astrapia, also known as the false-lobed long-tail, is a bird in the family Paradisaeidae that is a presumed intergeneric hybrid between a long-tailed paradigalla and black sicklebill. Another interpretation that has been put forward is that the only known specimen is an immature Elliot's Bird of Paradise.[1]

History[edit]

Only one adult male specimen is known of this hybrid, coming from the Vogelkop Peninsula of north-western New Guinea, and held in the American Museum of Natural History.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hume, J. P.; Walters, M. (2012). Extinct birds. London: T & AD Poyser. 
  2. ^ Frith, Clifford B.; Beehler, Bruce M. (1998). The Birds of Paradise. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-854853-9.