Glossy-mantled Manucode (Manucodia ater) - HBW 14, p. 462
French: Paradisier noir
Spanish: Ave-del-paraíso Negra
Other common names: Glossy/Black Manucode
Taxonomy: Phonygama ater Lesson, 1830, Dorey, north-west New Guinea.
Sympatric with M. jobiensis, M. chalybatus or M. keraudrenii at various localities, but no cases of hybridization recorded. Geographical variation largely clinal; species sometimes treated as monotypic. Listed distribution of race subalter uncertain, and biogeographically odd; study of geographical variation required. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ater ( Lesson, 1830) - mainland New Guinea from Vogelkop E patchily to Huon Gulf and, in S, to Purari R.
- subalter Rothschild & E. J. O. Hartert, 1929 - West Papuan Is (Gebe, Waigeo, Gam, Batanta, Salawati, Misool), Aru Is, and SE peninsula of New Guinea (E from Kumusi R in N watershed and, in S, from NE Gulf of Papua).
- alter Rothschild & E. J. O. Hartert, 1903 - Tagula I, in Louisiade Archipelago (off SE New Guinea).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird sitting on a branch
Locality San Diego Zoo, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA (United States) (ssp ater)
Johannes Pfleiderer 9 August 2008 5 years ago 4
A male displaying and calling
Locality Waigeo Island, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua (Indonesia), New Guinea
mehdhalaouate 1 November 2014 10 weeks ago 3.8
Bird sitting in tree outside cottage.
Locality Kri Island, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua (Indonesia), New Guinea
Rngr900 13 July 2012 2 years ago 3.8
A bird perched
Locality Kwatu Lodge, Western Province, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (ssp ater)
Frederic Pelsy 26 September 2014 15 weeks ago 3.7
A bird perched in a tree.
Locality Batanta Island, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua (Indonesia), New Guinea (ssp subalter)
Carmelo López 10 October 2012 2 years ago 3.7
A perched bird.
Locality Taja, Jayapura Regency, West Papua (Indonesia), New Guinea (ssp ater)
mehdhalaouate 18 March 2008 5 years ago 3