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Magnificent Riflebird

(Ptiloris magnificus)
Alternate name(s): "Albert's Riflebird", "Prince Albert's Riflebird"
Size: 28-33 cm
Weight: 125-160 g (male), 90-125 g (female)

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Magnificent Riflebird at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "alberti"

This race is also called "Albert's Riflebird".

ADULT

MALE

Head-on view of a male Magnificent Riflebird with iridescence on both crown and chest (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Iron Range NP, QLD, December 2018]

Frontal view of a male Magnificent Riflebird (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Iron Range NP, QLD, December 2018]

Frontal view of a male Magnificent Riflebird (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Iron Range NP, QLD, December 2018]

Lateral view of a male Magnificent Riflebird issuing its call (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Iron Range NP, QLD, December 2018]

Near-dorsal/ventral view of a male Magnificent Riflebird (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Iron Range NP, QLD, December 2018]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Partly obscured frontal view of an immature male Magnificent Riflebird - note the emergence of the first iridescent feathers on the chest and the beginning darkening of the head and wings (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Iron Range NP, QLD, December 2018]

Partly obscured lateral view of an immature male Magnificent Riflebird - note the emergence of the first iridescent feathers on the chest and the beginning darkening of the head and belly (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Iron Range NP, QLD, December 2018]

Partly obscured ventral view of an immature male Magnificent Riflebird - note the beginning darkening of the belly, while the undertail coverts are still barred (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Iron Range NP, QLD, December 2018]

Food, Diet

Male Magnificent Riflebird feeding on fruit (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Iron Range NP, QLD, December 2018]

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