Greater Bird-of-paradise

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.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 26 November 2016
Scientific Name
Paradisaea apoda
  • Passeriformes
  • Paradisaeidae
  • Paradisaea
  • P. apoda
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 8 May 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
14 to 17 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 大极乐鸟
Czech (Cesky) rajka velká
Danish (Dansk) Stor Paradisfugl
Dutch (Nederlands) Grote Paradijsvogel
Finnish (Suomi) isoparatiisilintu
French (Français) Paradisier grand-émeraude
German (Deutsch) Großer Paradiesvogel
Italian (Italiano) Uccello del paradiso maggiore
Japanese (日本語) オオフウチョウ [oofuuchou]
Norwegian (Norsk) Slørparadisfugl
Polish (Polski) cudowronka wielka
Portuguese (Português) Ave-do-paraíso-grande
Russian (русский язык) Большая райская птица
Spanish (Español) Ave-del-paraíso Esmeralda Grande
Swedish (Svenska) större paradisfågel
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