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Alternative name: Eastern Riflebird
Male 34cm (13ΒΌ in), female 28cm (11 in). A fairly large Bird-of-paradise with a long, decurved bill and a short tail.
Immature males are similar to females.
 Similar species
Very similar in appearance to Magnificent Riflebird. Bill slightly shorter and voice different. Range's aren't known to overlap.
Eastern Papua New Guinea southeast from about Wanuma (Adelbert Mountains).
Evergreen forest, forest edge, sometimes in mangroves and timber plantations. Occurs from sea-level up to 700m, sometimes higher.
Feeds on fruits and animals (insects, spiders and myriapods).
Breeding season variable across range. A polygynous species. The male advertises by singing from several traditional perches. The female builds and attends the nest alone.
Presumably a resident species.
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