King of Saxony Bird-of-paradise (Pteridophora alberti) - HBW 14, p. 473
French: Paradisier du Prince Albert
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.
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A perched adult male bird.
Locality Baliem Valley, Jayawijaya Regency, West Papua (Indonesia), New Guinea (Monotypic species)
mehdhalaouate 12 August 2009 3 years ago 3
A perched male.
Locality Ambua Lodge, Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 11 April 2007 36 weeks ago 2.7
Locality Baliem Valley, Jayawijaya Regency, West Papua (Indonesia), New Guinea
Filip Verbelen 1 January 2008 46 weeks ago 2.7
An adult male displaying from its perch on a snag.
Locality Tari Gap, Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea
Hector Ceballos-Lascurain 31 August 2007 1 year ago 2
Distant displaying male
Locality Ambua Lodge, Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea
mark sutton 16 August 2008 4 years ago 2