Long-tailed Paradigallas

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The Long-tailed Paradigalla, Paradigalla carunculata, is one of the least known members in the Paradisaeidae (Birds of Paradise) and is endangered in its natural habitat in the Arfak Mountains in Vogelkop Peninsula, Indonesia. It is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. (Listed on Appendix II of CITES).


Description

This bird of paradise is large, averaging 37cm in length including its long and pointed tail.

It is one of the most plain Birds of Paradise with a mostly black plumage except for its colorful facial wattles of yellow, red and sky-blue near base of the bill. Both sexes look alike, although the female is slightly duller and smaller.



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