Carola's Parotia

One of the most colorful parotias, the Queen Carola's Parotia inhabits the mid-mountain forests of central New Guinea. The diet consists mainly of fruits and arthropods. The stunning courtship dance of this species was described in detail by Scholes . It is similar to that of Lawes's Parotia, but modified to present the iridescent throat plumage and the flank tufts to best effort.

The Carola's Parotia is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Carola's Parotia is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES. References - * BirdLife International (2004). Parotia carolae. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. More

Carola's ParotiaCarola's Parotia or Queen Carola's Six-wired Bird of Paradise = Birds of Paradise ... Bird of Paradise Photo Gallery The Carola's Parotia, Parotia carolae, is also known as Queen Carola's Six-wired Bird of Paradise. The name commemorates Queen Carola of Vasa, the wife of King Albert I of Saxony. More

The Carola's Parotia from New Guinea performs one of the most complex courtship dances in the animal kingdom. Edwin Scholes, a visiting fellow at the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates, filmed the rare footage shown here. For the full story, read "Digitizing the Dance of the Hip Hop Bird." The clip above shows an adult male Carola's Parotia near Crater Mountain, Eastern Highland Province, Papua New Guinea, performing the Hop and Shake display to four visiting females. More

rituals of the Carola's Parotia, but because it is the first ever example of how animal behavior can be preserved as video "voucher specimens" that are fully archived in a museum and accessible online. "We are at a technological crossroads," Budney said. "In the past, researchers described the behavior of animals in publications, but in no case did others have ready access to actually see them. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Paradisaeidae
Genus : Parotia
Species : carolae
Authority : Meyer, 1894