Birds-of-paradise (Paradisaeidae)

Ribbon-tailed Astrapia (Astrapia mayeri) - HBW 14, p. 467

French: Paradisier à rubans German: Schmalschwanz-Paradieselster Spanish: Ave-del-paraíso Cuelgacintas
Other common names: Ribbon-tailed Bird-of-paradise, Ribbon Tail

Taxonomy: Astrapia mayeri Stonor, 1939, Mount Hagen, New Guinea.
Intrageneric hybridization with A. stephaniae recorded; possible hybridization with A. splendidissima in W of range, but no confirmed records of such. Monotypic.

Distribution: From Doma Peaks, upper Strickland R, Muller Range and Karius Range E to Porgera/Mt Liwaro highlands, Mt Hagen and Mt Giluwe.