Jobi Manucode

Birds of Paradise

Jobi Manucode

Jobi Manucode
Photographer:  © Lilian Medland

Common name

Jobi Manucode

Scientific name

Manucodia jobiensis


Manucodia (old Javanese (Malay) Manuk dewata = birds of the gods); jobiensis (aftr Jobi Island).


Sexually monomorphic. Adult males average 34 cm long; head blue-black with iridescent blue-green tips to feathers; mantle and back blue with iridescent blue and purple; nape, chin, throat and neck distinctly barred. Adult females somewhat smaller and significantly duller.


Fruits and arthropods.


Lowland rainforests, swamps and the forest edges; 0-500 m, rarely 750 m.


Solitary display occurs in trees; postures and movements undescribed.


Presumed to be monogamous. Breeding season unknown; possibly occurs most months of the year over species’ range. Incubation and nestling details unknown. No hybridisation known.

Status and conservation

Not threatened; locally common.


New Guinea: Jobi (Yapen) Island, northern mainland, small segment of lowlands in mid-south of West Papua, absent from western and eastern peninsulas.

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