Long-tailed Paradigalla

One of the least known members in the Paradisaeidae family, the Long-tailed Paradigalla is endemic to the Arfak Mountains in Vogelkop Peninsula, Indonesia.

The Long-tailed Paradigalla is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Long-tailed Paradigalla, Paradigalla carunculata is a large, approximately 37 cm long, black bird of paradise with long and pointed tail. One of the most plain member in the family Paradisaeidae, its only adornment is the colorful facial wattles of yellow, red and sky-blue near base of the bill. Both sexes are similar with a slightly duller and smaller female. More

* Long-tailed Paradigalla (Paradigalla carunculata) This photo was taken in January 2005, the bird is sitting on nest (something that has not been described before). More

Long-tailed Paradigalla and Superb Bird of Paradise. * Ruys' Bird of Paradise was described as a species (Neoparadisea ruysi van Oort, 1906), but is presumed to be a hybrid between the Magnificent Bird of Paradise and Lesser Bird of Paradise. * Schodde's Bird of Paradise is a hybrid between the Blue Bird of Paradise and Lawes's Parotia. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Paradisaeidae
Genus : Paradigalla
Species : carunculata
Authority : Lesson, 1835