Birds-of-paradise (Paradisaeidae)

King of Saxony Bird-of-paradise (Pteridophora alberti) - HBW 14, p. 473

French: Paradisier du Prince Albert German: Wimpelträger Spanish: Ave-del-paraíso de Alberto
Other common names: Enamelled Bird-of-paradise, The Enamelled Bird

Taxonomy: Pteridophora alberti A. B. Meyer, 1894, mountains on Ambernoh River [Mamberamo River] = apparently Weyland Mountains, New Guinea.
Birds from Schraderberg (in Sepik Mts) described as race buergersi and birds from S slope of Mt Hagen as hallstromi, but both considered inadequately differentiated from those in rest of species' range. Treated as monotypic.

Distribution: C Cordillera of New Guinea from Weyland Mts E, discontinuously (including Snow Mts, Star Mts, Victor Emanuel Range, Mt Bosavi, Mt Hagen, Mt Giluwe, Ambua Range, Kubor Range, Schrader Mts and Bismarck Range), to Kratke Range.