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Crinkle-collared Manucode
14 21 007 Manucodia chalybatus
Information
Range New Guinea and Misool Island of West Papua.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Paradisaeidae
Genus Manucodia
Species Manucodia chalybatus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern
The Crinkle-collared Manucode (Manucodia chalybatus), is a species of bird-of-paradise.

The Crinkle-collared Manucode is found throughout lowlands and hill forests in mainland New Guinea and Misool Island of West Papua. The diet consists mainly of fruits and figs.

Widespread and a common species throughout its habitat range, the Crinkle-collared Manucode is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.

Description

The Crinkle-collared Manucode is medium-sized, up to 36 entimeters long, greenish blue, black and purple-glossed with a long graduated tail, red iris and iridescent green breast feathers. Both sexes are similar in appearance, however the female is slightly smaller and less purple. This species resembles the Jobi Manucode in appearance, distinguished by its bronzed yellow-green neck feathers.

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