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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.
The long-bearded honeyeater (Melidectes princeps), MacGregor's bird-of-paradise (Macgregoria pulchra), the ribbon-tailed astrapia (Astrapia mayeri) are considered vulnerable.
For deep fish that tend to be fussy, twitching a Texas-rigged, 6-inch ribbon-tailed soft-plastic worm — black with a chartreuse tail — can be a deadly tactic.
Astrapia mayeri ribbon-tailed bird of paradise, 138
In the central highlands of New Guinea you can catch sight of the ribbon-tailed bird of paradise, no bigger than a crow but dragging a pair of grossly elongated tail feathers, white streamers like the tail on a kite, as it swims heavily through the air of a clearing.
Astrapia mayeri, the ribbon-tailed bird of paradise.