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Cicinnurus

The genus Cicinnurus (Vieillot, 1816) consist of three Sickletails Bird of paradise.

All three species are sexually dimorphic and have bright blue legs and feet. Members of this genus are found in Papua New Guinea or Indonesia, primarily on the island of Irian Jaya and nearby islands.

Species[edit]

C. magnificus and C. respublica were formerly placed in the genus Diphyllodes Lesson, 1834.

C. regius
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Ruys' Bird of Paradise

Ruys' Bird of Paradise is a bird in the family Paradisaeidae that is presumed to be an intergeneric hybrid between a Magnificent Bird of Paradise and Lesser Bird of Paradise.

History[edit]

Only one adult male specimen is known of this hybrid; it is held in the Netherlands Natural History Museum in Leiden, and comes from near Warsembo, on the west coast of Geelvink Bay, in north-western New Guinea.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Frith & Beehler (1998), pp.518-519.

References[edit]

  • Frith, Clifford B.; & Beehler, Bruce M. (1998). The Birds of Paradise. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-854853-9. 


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