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Passeriformes > Paradisaeidae

Magnificent Riflebird

Ptiloris magnificus

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Identification

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Large songbird with a very long curved bill, found in rainforest on Cape York and in New Guinea. Males mostly black, with bright metallic blue metallic chest and crown and shaggy black flank plumes. Females brown above, pale with fine barred pattern below, strong white eyebrow, and brown moustachial mark. Call is a very three-note whistled phrase ("wee-oooo-whittt"), similar to the whistle humans use to say "come here!”

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