Genus Manucodia


Manucodia ater - In appearance, the Glossy-mantled Manucode resembles and is difficult to distinguished from its nearest relatives, the Crinkle-collared and Jobi Manucodes. It is widely distributed throughout the lowlands of New Guinea and nearby islands. The diet consists mainly of fruits, figs and arthropods.

Manucodia chalybatus - This species resembles the Jobi Manucode in appearance, distinguished by its bronzed yellow-green neck feathers. The Crinkle-collared Manucode is found throughout lowlands and hill forests in mainland New Guinea and Misool Island of West Papua. The diet consists mainly of fruits and figs.

Curl-crested Manucode - Endemic to Papua New Guinea, the Curl-crested Manucode is distributed to the Trobriand Islands and islands of the D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago. This species is also one of the largest and heaviest among birds of paradise. The diet consists mainly of fruits.


Jobi Manucode - This species resembles the Crinkle-collared Manucode in appearance, distinguished by its neck feathers and for having shorter tail than the latter species. As other manucodes, male is monogamous.


Trumpet Manucode - Trumpet Manucode is species of medium-sized, approximately 31 cm long bird in the family Paradisaeidae. It has elongated horn-like head tufts and loose neck feathers. The plumage is of blackish glossed blue, green and purple. It has a red iris, long coiled trachea, and blackish bill, mouth and legs. The female resembles the male, but is smaller in size and duller in color.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Paradisaeidae
Genus : Manucodia