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(Redirected from Parotia carolae)
Alternative names: Queen Carola's Six-wired Bird-of-paradise; Queen Carola's Parotia
Male 26cm, female 25cm. A distinctive short-tailed Parotia.
Juveniles are undescribed, immature males similar to females.
Endemic to the mountains of New Guinea.
There are 5 subspecies:
Middle montane forests. Aso in regrowth and abandoned gardens. Occurs at 1100 - 2200m, mainly at 1450 - 1800m.
Presumably a resident species.
Feeds on fruits and animals. Seeks insects by probing.
Breeding season at leat from September to October. A polygynous species. The male attends a terrestrial court where it shows a complex display courtship involving a dance. The female builds and attends the nest alone. No information about nest, nest-site or clutch size.
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