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Duivenbode's six-wired bird-of-paradise

Duivenbode's six-wired bird-of-paradise
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Superfamily: Corvoidea
Family: Paradisaeidae
Hybrid: Parotia sefilata × Lophorina superba

Parotia duivenbodei Rothschild, 1900

Duivenbode's six-wired bird-of-paradise, also known as Duivenbode's six-plumed bird-of-paradise,[1] is a bird in the family Paradisaeidae that is an intergeneric hybrid between a western parotia and greater lophorina. The common name commemorates Maarten Dirk van Renesse van Duivenbode (1804–1878), Dutch trader of naturalia on Ternate.


Two adult male specimens are known of this hybrid, coming from the Geelvink Bay region of north-western New Guinea, and held in the American Museum of Natural History and the French Natural History Museum.[2]


  1. ^ Iredale (1950), p.45.
  2. ^ Frith & Beehler (1998), pp.512–513.


  • Frith, Clifford B.; Beehler, Bruce M. (1998). The Birds of Paradise. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-854853-9.
  • Iredale, Tom (1950). Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds. Melbourne: Georgian House.

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Duivenbode's six-wired bird-of-paradise
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