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Mysterious bird of Bobairo

Mysterious bird of Bobairo
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Superfamily: Corvoidea
Family: Paradisaeidae
Hybrid: Epimachus fastuosus atratus × Lophorina superba feminina

The mysterious bird of Bobairo, named as such by Errol Fuller, is a bird in the family Paradisaeidae that is presumed to be an intergeneric hybrid between a black sicklebill and greater lophorina. Only one adult male specimen is known of this bird, and is held in the Netherlands National Museum of Natural History in Leiden. It derives from Bobairo, near Enarotali on Lake Paniai in the Weyland Mountains of Western New Guinea.[1][2]


  1. ^ Frith & Beehler (1998), p.511-512.
  2. ^ Fuller (1995).


  • Frith, Clifford B. & Beehler, Bruce M. (1998). The Birds of Paradise. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-854853-9.
  • Fuller, Errol (1995). The Lost Birds of Paradise. Shrewsbury: Swan Hill Press. ISBN 978-1-85310-566-1.

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Mysterious bird of Bobairo
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