Australian Museum Journal Description of the unique Parotia lawesii x Paradisaea rudolphi hybrid Bird of Paradise (Aves: Passeriformes: Paradisaeidae)

Shortform:
Frith and Frith, 1996, Rec. Aust. Mus. 48(2): 111–116
Author(s):
Frith, Clifford B.; Frith, Dawn W.
Year published:
1996
Title:
Description of the unique Parotia lawesii x Paradisaea rudolphi hybrid Bird of Paradise (Aves: Passeriformes: Paradisaeidae)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
48
Issue:
2
Start page:
111
End page:
116
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.48.1996.283
Language:
English
Date published:
18 September 1996
Cover date:
18 September 1996
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
AVES; SPECIATION
Digitized:
23 March 2009
Available online:
01 April 2009
Reference number:
283
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EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (99kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (951kb PDF)

Abstract

A unique female-plumaged Australian Museum specimen (AM O. 40100) of a hybrid between Lawes' Parotia Parotia lawesii and the Blue Bird of Paradise Paradisaea rudolphi is described, illustrated and compared with female-plumaged specimens of the putative parents. The hybrid, from the Baiyer Valley, Papua New Guinea, exhibits an external morphology intermediate between the two parent species. The informal common name—Schodde's Bird of Paradise—is applied to this new bird of paradise hybrid combination.