Lupton's bird-of-paradise

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Lupton's bird-of-paradise
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradisaeidae
Genus: Paradisaea
Species:
Synonyms
  • Paradisaea apoda luptoni Lowe, 1923[1]

Lupton's bird-of-paradise is a bird in the family Paradisaeidae that is a hybrid between a greater bird-of-paradise and raggiana bird-of-paradise. It was described by Percy Lowe in 1923 as a subspecies of the greater bird-of-paradise, though he also noted the possibility of hybridisation.[2]

History[edit]

This hybrid is known from many adult male specimens taken from the Fly River region of southern New Guinea.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lowe (1923).
  2. ^ a b Frith & Beehler (1998), p.506.

References[edit]

  • Frith, Clifford B. & Beehler, Bruce M. (1998). The Birds of Paradise. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-854853-9.
  • Lowe, P.R. (1923). "[Description of Paradisea apoda luptoni]". Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. 43: 10.