Ruys' bird of paradise

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Ruys' bird of paradise
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradisaeidae
Species: Cicinnurus magnificus × Paradisaea minor

Ruys' bird of paradise is a bird in the family Paradisaeidae that is presumed to be an intergeneric hybrid between a magnificent bird of paradise and lesser bird of paradise.


Only one adult male specimen is known of this hybrid; it is held in the Netherlands Natural History Museum in Leiden, and comes from near Warsembo, on the west coast of Geelvink Bay, in north-western New Guinea.[1]


  1. ^ Frith & Beehler (1998), pp.518-519.


  • Frith, Clifford B. & Beehler, Bruce M. (1998). The Birds of Paradise. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-854853-9.