from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of sturnoid passerine birds of New Guinea, sometimes located in the family Sturnidæ next to Manucodia, sometimes referred to the Paradiseidæ, having a very long graduated tail, like a magpie's, paired lateral crests on the head, and the whole plumage brilliantly iridescent.


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  • Archbold's bowerbird (Archboldia papuensis), ribbon-tailed astrapia (Astrapia mayeri), and the blue bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rudolphi) are considered vulnerable.

    Central Range montane rain forests 2008

  • The similar astrapia species Astrapia nigra and A. rothschildi live in the Arfak and Tamrau mountains (to the extreme west) and on the Huon Peninsula (to the extreme east), respectively.

    Archive 2006-03-01 Darren Naish 2006

  • The long-bearded honeyeater (Melidectes princeps), MacGregor's bird-of-paradise (Macgregoria pulchra), the ribbon-tailed astrapia (Astrapia mayeri) are considered vulnerable.

    Central Range sub-alpine grasslands 2007


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