Trumpet Manucode (Phonygammus keraudrenii)

Trumpet Manucode (Manucodia keraudrenii) is named after its powerful and loud trumpeting calls. The scientific name commemorates the French Navy physician Pierre François Keraudren (1769-1858).

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Trumpet Manucode

Description

This is a medium-sized, approximately 31cm long bird in the family Paradisaeidae.

It has elongated horn-like head tufts and loose neck feathers. The plumage is of blackish glossed blue, green and purple. It has a red iris, long coiled trachea, and blackish bill, mouth and legs.

The female resembles the male, but is smaller in size and duller in color.

The male is monogamous.

Distribution / Range

The Trumpet Manucode is widely distributed throughout lowland rainforests of northeastern Australia, New Guinea and nearby islands.

Diet / Feeding

The diet consists mainly of fruits and arthropods.

Status

Widespread and common throughout its large habitat range, the Trumpet Manucode is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.


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