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Greater Bird-of-paradise

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About the Greater Bird-of-paradise

The Greater Bird-of-paradise is a large species of bird-of-paradise that is found in parts of New Guinea.

There are 42 species in the birds-of-paradise (Paradisaeidae) family, and seven in the same genus (Paradisaea) as the Greater Bird-of-paradise. The birds in this family are all sexually dimorphic. Our Birdorable version here is the flashy male; females are reddish brown in plumage.

Greater Birds-of-paradise feed on a varied diet that includes fruits and nuts as well as insects.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 26 November 2016
Scientific Name Paradisaea apoda
  • Passeriformes
  • Paradisaeidae
  • Paradisaea
  • P. apoda
Birdorable Family Birds of Paradise
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 7 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
14 to 17 inches
Range Oceania

International Names

  • 大极乐鸟 (Chinese)
  • rajka velká (Czech)
  • Stor Paradisfugl (Danish)
  • Grote Paradijsvogel (Dutch)
  • isoparatiisilintu (Finnish)
  • Paradisier grand-émeraude (French)
  • Großer Paradiesvogel (German)
  • Uccello del paradiso maggiore (Italian)
  • オオフウチョウ [oofuuchou] (Japanese)
  • Slørparadisfugl (Norwegian)
  • cudowronka wielka (Polish)
  • Ave-do-paraíso-grande (Portuguese)
  • Большая райская птица (Russian)
  • Ave-del-paraíso Esmeralda Grande (Spanish)
  • större paradisfågel (Swedish)

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