King Bird-of-paradise

About the King Bird-of-paradise

The King Bird-of-paradise is a small songbird in the Bird-of-paradise family. Males are striking with a bright red body plumage, a white chest lined in black, and bright blue feet. And then there's those long green-tipped tail plumes.

Like most other Birds-of-paradise, this species is found in Papau New Guinea and other nearby islands. Male birds-of-paradise all have outstanding plumage; many perform dances or other mating rituals where they display their special feathers to prospective females. The male King Bird-of-paradise swings his tail, extends its neck feathers, and puffs out his white chest feathers -- all in order to woo mates.

The population trend for this beautiful species is considered to be stable and the King Bird-of-paradise has a conservation status of Least Concern as of July 2013.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 19 July 2013
Scientific Name
Cicinnurus regius
  • Passeriformes
  • Paradisaeidae
  • Cicinnurus
  • C. regius
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 27 November 2018)
  • 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
7.5 to 12.2 inches

International Names

Chinese 王极乐鸟
Czech rajka královská
Danish Kongeparadisfugl
Dutch Koningsparadijsvogel
Finnish rubiinijousipyrstö
French Paradisier royal
German Königsparadiesvogel
Italian Uccello del Paradiso reale
Japanese ヒヨクドリ [hiyokudori]
Norwegian Kongeparadisfugl
Polish latawiec królewski
Russian Королевская райская птица
Spanish Ave-del-paraíso Real
Swedish Kungsparadisfågel
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