Short-tailed Paradigalla (Paradigalla brevicauda) - HBW 14, p. 465
French: Paradisier à queue courte
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird perched and looking around Locality Ambua Lodge, Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 26 June 2007 5 years ago 26 sec 3.9
A bird looking around on a branch Locality Tari Gap, Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (Monotypic species)
Christian Boix Hinzen 31 May 2007 4 years ago 11 sec 3.6
A bird above the lodges at Ambua.
Locality Ambua Lodge, Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (Monotypic species)
neil osborne 29 August 2010 8 weeks ago 3
A male Short-tailed Paradigalla gorging itself on berries in the mists of Tari
Locality Tari, Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea
Christian Boix Hinzen 31 July 2003 3 years ago 2.5
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