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Curl-crested Manucode

The Curl-crested Manucode (Manucodia comrii) is common in its home range in Papua New Guinea, where it is found on the Trobriand Islands and islands of the D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago.



The Curl-crested Manocode was named for its curled head feathering.

It measures approximately 43cm in length.

This bird of paradise has a glossy purple, black and green plumage, red eyes and crinkled yellowish-green upper breast and neck feathers.It has twisted central tail feathers.

Males and females are very similar with a slightly smaller female.


Diet / Feeding

Its diet consists mainly of fruits.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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