Lyre-tailed king bird of paradise

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Lyre-tailed king bird of paradise
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradisaeidae
Genus: Cicinnurus
Species: C. regius x C. magnificus
  • Cicinnurus lyogyrus Currie, 1900
  • Cicinnurus goodfellowi Ogilvie-Grant, 1907

The lyre-tailed king bird of paradise, also known as the lyre-tailed king, lonely little king or crimson bird of paradise, is a bird in the family Paradisaeidae that is a hybrid between a king bird of paradise and magnificent bird of paradise.


At least three adult male specimens are known of this hybrid, coming from an altitude of 1000 m in the Cyclops Mountains, near Humboldt Bay on the northern coast of New Guinea, as well as unknown localities.[1][2]


  1. ^ Frith & Beehler (1998), p.507.
  2. ^ Iredale (1950), pp.105-106.


  • Frith, Clifford B. & Beehler, Bruce M. (1998). The Birds of Paradise. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-854853-9. 
  • Iredale, Tom (1950). Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds. Melbourne: Georgian House.