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Trumpet manucode

The trumpet manucode (Phonygammus keraudrenii) is species of bird in the family Paradisaeidae.

The trumpet manucode is named after its powerful and loud trumpeting calls. The scientific name commemorates the French Navy physician Pierre François Keraudren (1769-1858).

The trumpet manucode is widely distributed throughout lowland rainforests of northeastern Australia, New Guinea and nearby islands. The diet consists mainly of fruits and arthropods. This species is monogamous.

Widespread and common throughout its large habitat range, the trumpet manucode is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.

Description[edit]

The trumpet manucode is approximately 31 cm long. It has elongated horn-like head tufts and loose neck feathers. The plumage is of blackish glossed blue, green and purple. It has a red iris, long coiled trachea, and blackish bill, mouth and legs. The female resembles the male, but is smaller in size and duller in colour.

Subspecies[edit]

References[edit]

  • Clench, Mary H. 1978. Tracheal Elongation in Birds-of-Paradise. Condor 80 (4): 423-430.

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