The Crinkle-collared Manucode (Manucodia chalybatus) is a medium-sized, up to 36 cm long, greenish blue, black and purple-glossed bird-of-paradise with a long graduated tail, red iris and iridescent green breast feathers. Both sexes are similar with a slightly smaller and less purple female.
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.
Widespread and a common species throughout its habitat range, the Crinkle-collared Manucode is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.
- Clench, Mary H. 1978. Trachael Elongation in Birds-of-Paradise. Condor, 80(4):423-430.