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Paradise Riflebird

(Ptiloris paradiseus)
Alternate name(s): "Riflebird*"
Size: 28-30 cm
Weight: 128-143 g (male), 86-112 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 Paradise Riflebird at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view from below of a male Paradise Riflebird (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Near Kyogle, NSW, August 2013]

Near-frontal view of a male Paradise Riflebird issuing its call (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, December 2016]

Lateral view of a male Paradise Riflebird (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Near Kyogle, NSW, August 2013]

FEMALE

Close-up frontal view of a female Paradise Riflebird during a grooming session (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, December 2016]

Food, Diet

Female Paradise Riflebird searching for small animals behind treebark (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, October 2016]

Female Paradise Riflebird searching for small animals (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, October 2016]

Success! Female Paradise Riflebird with its prey, a caterpillar (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, October 2016]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

parrifl_20160314.mp3 (S QLD) Contact call (male) © MD

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