Loria's satinbird

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Loria's satinbird
Cnemophilus loriae.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cnemophilidae
Genus: Cnemophilus
Species: C. loriae
Binomial name
Cnemophilus loriae
(Salvadori, 1894)

The Loria's satinbird or velvet satinbird (Formerly known as the Loria's bird-of-paradise) (Cnemophilus loriae) is a species of bird in the family Cnemophilidae. It is found in the New Guinea Highlands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Italian ethnographer Lamberto Loria.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cnemophilus loriae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 212.