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Long-tailed Paradigalla
14 21 010 Paradigalla carunculata
Information
Range Arfak Mountains in Vogelkop Peninsula, West Papua of Indonesia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Paradisaeidae
Genus Paradigalla
Species Paradigalla carunculata
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Long-tailed paradigalla (Paradigalla carunculata), is a species of large, approximately 37 cm long, bird-of-paradise with long and pointed tail. One of the most plain members in the family Paradisaeidae, its only adornment is the colorful facial wattles of yellow, red and sky-blue near base of the bill. Both sexes are similar in appearance, however the female is slightly duller and smaller.

One of the least known members in the Paradisaeidae family, the long-tailed paradigalla is endemic to the Arfak Mountains in Vogelkop Peninsula, West Papua of Indonesia.

The long-tailed paradigalla is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.

Subspecies

  • Paradigalla carunculata carunculata
  • Paradigalla carunculata intermedia
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