Stephanie's Astrapia (Astrapia stephaniae) - HBW 14, p. 468
French: Paradisier de Stéphanie
Spanish: Ave-del-paraíso de Estefanía
Other common names: Princess Stephanie's/Stephanie Bird-of-paradise, Princess Stephanie Astrapia
Taxonomy: Astrarchia stephaniae Finsch and A. B. Meyer, 1885, Hufeisengebirge [Horseshoe Mountains = Mount Maguli], south-eastern New Guinea.
Extensive hybridization with A. mayeri, in W of range (from Doma Peaks E in narrow zone of altitudinal overlap to Mt Hagen/Mt Giluwe). Races poorly differentiated; additional proposed race ducalis (described from Dawong, in Herzog Mts) synonymized with nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- feminina Neumann, 1922 - Schrader Range, Bismarck Range and Sepik-Wahgi Divide, in E New Guinea.
- stephaniae ( Finsch & A. B. Meyer, 1885) - Doma Peaks, Mt Hagen and Mt Giluwe E (including Mt Ialibu, Kubor Range, Mt Karimui, Mt Michael, and Kratke and Herzog Ranges) to SE Owen Stanley Range (Mt Dayman).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male perched and looking down Locality Ambua Lodge, Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (ssp stephaniae)
Helmut Schenkel Brunner 31 August 2002 5 years ago 10 sec 2.6
A male on a branch, showing its tail Locality Ambua Lodge, Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (ssp stephaniae)
Rigdon Currie 31 July 2005 6 years ago 5 sec 2.3
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