Birds-of-paradise (Paradisaeidae)

Trumpet Manucode (Manucodia keraudrenii) - HBW 14, p. 464

French: Paradisier de Keraudren German: Trompeterparadieskrähe Spanish: Ave-del-paraíso Trompetera
Other common names: (Australian) Trumpetbird, (The) Manucode; Hunstein's Manucode (hunsteini)

Taxonomy: Barita Keraudrenii Lesson and Garnot, 1826, Dorey, north-western New Guinea.
Sometimes placed in a monotypic genus, Phonygammus. Sympatric with M. ater, M. jobiensis or M. chalybatus at various localities, but no cases of hybridization recorded. Race hunsteini has been considered possibly a separate species. Proposed race mayri (described from Wau, in NE New Guinea) synonymized with purpureoviolaceus, but may, like many other Huon Peninsula forms, prove to be distinct; further study required. Birds of Mamberamo R area not yet assigned to any subspecies. Nine subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • keraudrenii ( Lesson & Garnot, 1826) - W New Guinea (Vogelkop, Onin Peninsula and Weyland Mts).
  • aruensis ( Cracraft, 1992) - Aru Is.
  • jamesii ( Sharpe, 1877) - lowlands of S New Guinea from Mimika R to Port Moresby, including islands in N Torres Strait (Boigu and Saibai).

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  • keraudrenii ( Lesson & Garnot, 1826) - W New Guinea (Vogelkop, Onin Peninsula and Weyland Mts).
  • aruensis ( Cracraft, 1992) - Aru Is.
  • jamesii ( Sharpe, 1877) - lowlands of S New Guinea from Mimika R to Port Moresby, including islands in N Torres Strait (Boigu and Saibai).
  • neumanni ( Reichenow, 1918) - N coastal ranges and scarp of Central Range from Bewani, Torricelli Mts and Lordberg E to Schrader Range and Jimi R and Baiyer R watersheds (Sepik-Wahgi Divide), in E New Guinea.
  • adelberti ( Gilliard & LeCroy, 1967) - Adelbert Mts, in NE New Guinea.
  • diamondi ( Cracraft, 1992) - S watershed of Eastern Highlands (from near Okapa, possibly including portions of Kratke Range), in E New Guinea.
  • purpureoviolaceus ( A. B. Meyer, 1885) - uplands of SE New Guinea E from Kuper Range and Wau through Owen Stanley Range (distributional details not well delineated).
  • hunsteini ( Sharpe, 1882) - D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Goodenough, Fergusson and Normanby).
  • gouldii G. R. Gray, 1859 - extreme NE Australia (NE Cape York Peninsula, and immediately adjacent Albany I and Mai I).