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.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Frith and Frith, 1996, Rec. Aust. Mus. 48(2): 111–116
Author
Clifford B. Frith; Dawn W. Frith
Year
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
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23 March 2009
Available Online
01 April 2009
Reference Number
283
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