Birds-of-paradise (Paradisaeidae)

Short-tailed Paradigalla (Paradigalla brevicauda) - HBW 14, p. 465

French: Paradisier à queue courte German: Kurzschwanzparadigalla Spanish: Ave-del-paraíso Colicorta
Other common names: Short-tailed Wattled Bird, Blue-and-yellow Wattled/Short-tailed Bird-of-paradise

Taxonomy: Paradigalla brevicauda Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert, 1911, Mount Goliath, central New Guinea.
Forms a superspecies with P. carunculata, and was in the past sometimes considered conspecific. Birds from Utakwa R, at c. 1500 m in Nassau Range (WC New Guinea), described as race intermedia, but considered inseparable from birds in rest of species' range. Monotypic.

Distribution: C ranges of New Guinea from Weyland Mts E to Mt Karimui and Bismarck Range.

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