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Paradisaeidae - Birds of Paradise, Sicklebills, Riflebirds, Parotias

 

Classification

 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Paradisaeidae
Raggiana Bird-of-ParadiseThere are about 40 bird species in this family. They are found in Australia, New Guinea, and Indonesia.

They are small to medium birds. They have slender to thick, slightly hooked bills; small, rounded wings; and short legs.

Males are brightly colored and many have long, elaborate tails with streaming feathers. Many males also have streaming feathers on their wings and heads. The elaborate feathers on the male are used to attract females during the breeding season.

Females are usually brown to gray in color. They are found in forests and eat fruit, insects, small animals, and seeds.

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World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

None
  None

Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH

Ribbon-tailed Astrapia - Astrapia mayeri Near Threatened   Australia
Arfak Astrapia - Astrapia nigra Least Concern   Asia
Huon Astrapia - Astrapia rothschildi Least Concern   Australia
Splendid Astrapia - Astrapia splendidissima Least Concern Asia Australia
Stephanie's Astrapia - Astrapia stephaniae Least Concern Australia
Magnificent Bird-of-paradise - Cicinnurus magnificus Least Concern Asia Australia
King Bird-of-paradise - Cicinnurus regius Least Concern Asia Australia
Wilson's Bird-of-paradise - Cicinnurus respublica Near Threatened Asia
Black-billed Sicklebill - Epimachus albertisi Least Concern Asia Australia
Pale-billed Sicklebill - Epimachus bruijnii Near Threatened Asia Australia
Black Sicklebill - Epimachus fastuosus Vulnerable Asia Australia
Brown Sicklebill - Epimachus meyeri Least Concern Asia Australia
Superb Bird-of-paradise - Lophorina superba Least Concern Asia Australia
Paradise-crow - Lycocorax pyrrhopterus Least Concern Asia
Glossy-mantled Manucode - Manucodia ater Least Concern Asia Australia
Crinkle-collared Manucode - Manucodia chalybatus Least Concern Asia Australia
Curl-crested Manucode - Manucodia comrii Least Concern Australia
Jobi Manucode - Manucodia jobiensis Least Concern Asia Australia
Trumpet Manucode - Manucodia keraudrenii Least Concern Asia Australia
Short-tailed Paradigalla - Paradigalla brevicauda Least Concern Asia Australia
  Long-tailed Paradigalla - Paradigalla carunculata Near Threatened Asia
Greater Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea apoda Least Concern Asia Australia
Goldie's Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea decora Near Threatened Australia
Emperor Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea guilielmi Near Threatened Australia
Lesser Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea minor Least Concern Asia Australia
Raggiana Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea raggiana Least Concern Asia Australia
Red Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea rubra Near Threatened Asia
Blue Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea rudolphi Vulnerable Australia
Carola's Parotia - Parotia carolae Least Concern Asia Australia
Eastern Parotia - Parotia helenae Least Concern Australia
Lawes's Parotia - Parotia lawesii Least Concern Australia
Western Parotia - Parotia sefilata Least Concern Asia
Wahnes's Parotia - Parotia wahnesi Vulnerable Australia
King-of-saxony Bird-of-paradise - Pteridophora alberti Least Concern Asia Australia
Eastern Riflebird - Ptiloris intercedens Least Concern Australia
Magnificent Riflebird - Ptiloris magnificus Least Concern Asia Australia
Paradise Riflebird - Ptiloris paradiseus Least Concern Australia
Victoria's Riflebird - Ptiloris victoriae Least Concern Australia
Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise - Seleucidis melanoleucus Least Concern Asia Australia
Semioptera wallacii Least Concern Asia

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

Black Sicklebill - Epimachus fastuosus profile Photos Video Vulnerable Asia Australia
The black sicklebill is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Black Sicklebill - Epimachus fastuosus profile Photos Video Vulnerable Asia Australia
The black sicklebill gets its name from its long sickle-shaped bill.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Blue Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea rudolphi profile Photos Vulnerable Australia
The blue bird-of-paradise is found in Papua New Guinea.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Blue Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea rudolphi profile Photos Video Vulnerable Australia
The male blue bird-of-paradise courts a female by hanging upside down from a branch and displaying his bright blue plumes.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Blue Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea rudolphi Photos Video Vulnerable Australia
The male blue bird-of-paradise has two long ribbon-like tail feathers.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Brown Sicklebill - Epimachus meyeri Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The brown sicklebill is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Glossy-mantled Manucode - Manucodia ater Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The glossy-mantled manucode is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Greater Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea apoda Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The greater bird-of-paradise is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Greater Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea apoda Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The greater bird-of-paradise is the largest bird-of-paradise.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Huon Astrapia - Astrapia rothschildi Photos Video Least Concern   Australia
The Huon astrapia is found in Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

King Bird-of-paradise - Cicinnurus regius Photos Least Concern Asia Australia
The king bird-of-paradise is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

King Bird-of-paradise - Cicinnurus regius Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia Australia
The male king bird-of-paradise is red and white with blue feet and a yellow bill.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

King-of-saxony Bird-of-paradise - Pteridophora alberti Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia Australia
The King-of-saxony bird-of-paradise is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Lawes's Parotia - Parotia lawesii Photos Least Concern Australia
Lawes's parotia is also knonw as the six-wired bird-of-paradise. It is found in Papua New Guinea.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Lesser Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea minor Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia Australia
The lesser bird-of-paradise is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Magnificent Bird-of-paradise - Cicinnurus magnificus Photos Least Concern Asia Australia
The magnificent bird-of-paradise is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Magnificent Bird-of-paradise - Cicinnurus magnificus Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia Australia
The male magnificent bird-of-paradise has yellow wings, a green breast, blue feet, and two long green tail feathers.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Magnificent Riflebird - Ptiloris magnificus Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The magnificent riflebird is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Paradise Riflebird - Ptiloris paradiseus Photos Video Audio Least Concern Australia
The paradise riflebird is found in Australia.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Raggiana Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea raggiana Photos Least Concern Asia Australia
The Raggiana bird-of-paradise is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Raggiana Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea raggiana Photos Least Concern Asia Australia
The Raggiana bird-of-paradise is the national bird of Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Red Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea rubra profile Photos Near Threatened Asia
The red bird-of-paradise is found in Indonesia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Red Bird-of-paradise - Paradisaea rubra Photos Video Audio Near Threatened Asia
The red bird-of-paradise has a brown body and a yellow back and neck. The male has a green face and the female has a black face.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ribbon-tailed Astrapia - Astrapia mayeri Photos Near Threatened   Australia
The ribbon-tailed astrapia is found in Papua New Guinea.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Ribbon-tailed Astrapia - Astrapia mayeri Photos Video Near Threatened   Australia
The ribbon-tailed astrapia male has two extremely long white tail feathers that are three times the length of his body.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Short-tailed Paradigalla - Paradigalla brevicauda Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The short-tailed paradigalla is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Superb Bird-of-paradise - Lophorina superba Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The superb bird-of-paradise is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Superb Bird-of-paradise - Lophorina superba Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia Australia
The male superb bird-of-paradise has a blue-green breast shield that he spreads out when he is courting a female.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Trumpet Manucode - Manucodia keraudrenii Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The trumpet manucode is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise - Seleucidis melanoleucus Least Concern Asia Australia
The twelve-wired bird-of-paradise is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Victoria's Riflebird - Ptiloris victoriae Photos Video Least Concern Australia
Victoria's riflebird is found in Australia.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Wallace's Standardwing - Semioptera wallacii Photos Video Least Concern Asia
Wallace's standardwing is found in Indonesia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Wahnes's Parotia - Parotia wahnesi Photos Video Vulnerable Australia
Wahnes's parotia is found in Papua New Guinea.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Wahnes's Parotia - Parotia wahnesi profile Photos Vulnerable Australia
The male Wahnes's parotia has six long, racket-tipped plumes on his head and blue-and-white eyes.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Wahnes's Parotia - Parotia wahnesi Photos Vulnerable Australia
Wahnes's parotia is found in mountain forests.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Western Parotia - Parotia sefilata Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The western parotia is found in Indonesia.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Wilson's Bird-of-paradise - Cicinnurus respublica profile Photos Video Near Threatened Asia
Wilson's bird-of-paradise is found in Indonesia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Wilson's Bird-of-paradise - Cicinnurus respublica Photos Video Audio Near Threatened Asia
The male Wilson's bird-of-paradise has two purple curly cued tail feathers.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No