A large, long-tailed bird of mid-montane forest canopy on the Huon Peninsular where the only parotia. Male is mainly black with an orange patch on the forehead, bronzy-scaled chest and 6 antennalike feathers projecting from the back of the head. Note the blue eye. The female is rufous-brown above with strongly barred underparts, black head and white bands through and below the eye. The male has an elaborate dance at a terrestrial display court. Female is somewhat similar to Greater Lophorina female but Wahnes’s is larger and longer-tailed. Voice, various rasps and parrotlike squawks.