Sharpe's lobe-billed parotia

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Sharpe's lobe-billed parotia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradisaeidae
Species: Paradigalla carunculata

x Parotia sefilata
Synonyms
  • Loborhamphus ptilorhis Sharpe, 1908

Sharpe's lobe-billed parotia, also known as Sharpe's lobe-billed riflebird, is a bird in the family Paradisaeidae that is an intergeneric hybrid between a long-tailed paradigalla and western parotia.

History[edit]

Only one subadult male specimen is known of this hybrid, held in the British Natural History Museum, presumably deriving from the Vogelkop Peninsula of north-western New Guinea. It is named after its describer, British ornithologist Richard Bowdler Sharpe.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Frith & Beehler (1998), p.513.

References[edit]

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