A long-tailed bird of montane forest on the Huon Peninsular. Male has longer tail with iridescent green belly and black chest. Female is blackish with indistinct barring on the belly. In its display, the male hangs upside down with tail spread. Wahnes’s Parotia male is also black and long-tailed, but Huon Astrapia is longer and more slender. Voice, excited, pulsing rasps. Male has audible wing beats in flight.