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Paradise Riflebird

Ptiloris paradiseus

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Large songbird with a very long decurved bill. Male almost completely black, with green and blue metallic sheen on belly, throat, and crown. Female brown above, pale below, with an intricate scaly pattern on chest and belly and a pale eyebrow. Inhabits rainforest and nearby drier forest of southeastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales. Call a loud, explosive hiss. Males display from a prominent branch, holding both wings high above their heads.

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