Wahnes' Parotia

This species is distributed and endemic to the mountain forests of Huon Peninsula and Adelbert Mountains, northeast Papua New Guinea. The diet consists mainly of fruits and arthropods. The male is polygamous and performs a spectacular courtship dance in the forest ground.

The Wahnes' Parotia is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Basil Smith: Wahnes' Parotia Bird of Paradise Artist: Basil Smith 1925 - Nationality: British Artwork Year: 1993 Image Size: 7 by 5.75 inches Overall Size: 10 by 8.75 inches Medium: Water Color on Hot Press Illustration Board - Although little is known about the behavior of this species, the courtship ritual of the Wahnes' Parotia has been observed. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Paradisaeidae
Genus : Parotia
Species : wahnesi
Authority : Rothschild, 1906