Birds-of-paradise (Paradisaeidae)

Standardwing Bird-of-paradise (Semioptera wallacii) - HBW 14, p. 484

French: Paradisier de Wallace German: Bänderparadiesvogel Spanish: Ave-del-paraíso de Wallace
Other common names: (Wallace's) Standardwing

Taxonomy: Paradisea (Semeioptera) Wallacei [sic] G. R. Gray, 1859, Bacan, off south-west Halmahera.
Birds on Kasiruta presumed to belong to nominate race, but confirmation needed. Original spellings of genus and species names were "Semeioptera Wallacei", but these spellings have both been formally rejected by ICZN and the current spellings formally protected. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • halmaherae Salvadori, 1881 - Halmahera, in N Moluccas.
  • wallacii ( G. R. Gray, 1859) - Kasiruta and Bacan, off SW Halmahera.