Rothschild's bird of paradise

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

x P. minor finschi

Rothschild's bird of paradise is a bird in the family Paradisaeidae that is a hybrid between a raggiana bird of paradise and lesser bird of paradise. It was named after British ornithologist Walter Rothschild.


At least four adult male specimens of this hybrid are known, and are held in the American Museum of Natural History, the British Natural History Museum and the Australian Museum. Although localities are lacking for three of them, one comes from 110 km south of Madang in north-eastern New Guinea.[2]


  1. ^ Rothschild (1921).
  2. ^ Frith & Beehler (1998), pp.505-506.


  • Frith, Clifford B. & Beehler, Bruce M. (1998). The Birds of Paradise. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-854853-9. 
  • Rothschild, Lord, W. (1921). "On Paradisaea apoda granti and Paradisaea mixta n. sp.". Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. 41: 127.