Image: Loriot Prince-Régent, M. Louis de Freycinet

Loriot Prince-Régent, M. Louis de Freycinet

The male Regent Bowerbird.

Illustration details: Oriolus regens. N., Loriot Prince-Régent, pl. 22 Zoologie Atlas, from M. Louis de Freycinet. (1824-1839), Voyage autour du monde : entrepris par ordre du roi ... exécuté sur les corvettes de S.M. l'Uranie et la Physicienne, pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820.

This species was initially thought to be a honeyeater. Then it was considered to be a bird of paradise. During this period, one common name was the Prince Regent Bird of Paradise. It was not considered to be a bowerbird until the 1860s.

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