Eastern Riflebirds

The Eastern Riflebirds (Ptiloris intercedens) – also known as Growling Riflebirds – are s distributed and endemic to the lowlands of easternmost Papua New Guinea.


The male is a velvet black and green bird of paradise with black flank plumes, black curved bill, yellow mouth, blackish feet and dark brown iris. It has an iridescent greenish blue on its crown, throat, breast shield and central tail feathers.

The female has rufous brown plumabe with barred buff below.

Diet / Feeding

The diet consists mainly of fruits and arthropods.

Photo of author

Team Beauty of Birds

Beautyofbirds.com's team of experts includes veterinarians, biologists, environmentalists and active bird watchers. All put together, we have over half a century of experience in the birding space.

You can meet our team here.