Manucodia keraudrenii

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Manucodia keraudrenii, Trumpet Manucode

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The Trumpet Manucode, Manucodia keraudrenii is a medium-sized, approximately 31cm long, bird of paradise with an elongated horn-like head tufts and loose neck feathers. The plumage is of blackish glossed blue, green and purple. It has a red iris, long coiled trachea, and blackish bill, mouth and legs. The female resembles the male, but is smaller in size and duller in color.

The Trumpet Manucode is widely distributed throughout lowland rainforests of northeastern Australia, New Guinea and nearby islands. The diet consists mainly of fruits and arthropods. The male is monogamous.

The Trumpet Manucode is named after its powerful and loud trumpeting calls. The scientific name commemorates the French Navy physician Pierre Fran’s Keraudren (1769-1858).

Widespread and common throughout its large habitat range, the Trumpet Manucode is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.

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