Paradisaea rudolphi

Paradisaea rudolphi

The Blue Bird-of-paradise, (Paradisaea rudolphi), is a medium-sized bird-of-paradise.

Regarded by some ornithologists as the loveliest of all birds, the Blue Bird-of-paradise was discovered by Carl Hunstein in 1884. The scientific name commemorates the ill-fated Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria.

Due to ongoing habitat loss, limited range, small population size and, in some areas, by hunting for its highly prized plumes, the rare Blue Bird-of-paradise is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.[1] It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.


Loboparadisea sericea

Loboparadisea sericea,  Silken Satinbird , Cendrawasih Sutera

The Yellow-breasted Satinbird (Loboparadisea sericea), formerly known as the Yellow-breasted Bird-of-paradise and also known as the Silken Satinbird, is a species of bird in the Cnemophilidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Loboparadisea. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.Loboparadisea-sericea

Loria loriae

Loria loriae, Velvet Satinbird,  Cendrawasih Loria

The Loria’s Satinbird or Velvet Satinbird (Formerly known as the Loria’s Bird-of-paradise) (Cnemophilus loriae) is a species of bird in the Cnemophilidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.Loria-loriae

Chlamydera lauterbachi

Chlamydera lauterbachi, Yellow-breasted Bowerbird, Namdur Dada-kuning

The Yellow-Breasted Bowerbird (Chlamydera lauterbachi) also known as Lauterbach’s Bowerbird, is a medium-sized, approximately 27 cm long, bowerbird with a brownish-olive upperparts plumage, grayish-yellow upper breast, coppery crown, dark brown iris, yellow underparts, a black bill and pinkish-orange mouth. Both sexes are similar. The female is duller than the male.

The Yellow-Breasted Bowerbird is distributed in mainland New Guinea, where it inhabits the grasslands, lowlands, and subtropical mountain forests. Its diet consists mainly of fruits, Chlamydera-lauterbachicaterpillars, beetles, and other insects. The nest is a shallow cup made of small sticks up in a tree. The bower itself is that of “avenue”-type with four walls of sticks and an outward-angled main avenue walls.

The scientific name commemorates its discoverer, the German botanist Carl Lauterbach. He discovered this bowerbird in 1896.

Widespread and a common species throughout its habitat range, the Yellow-breasted Bowerbird is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Sericulus ardens

Sericulus ardens, Flame Bowerbird,  Namdur Api

The Flame Bowerbird, Sericulus aureus, is one of the most brilliantly coloured bowerbirds. The male is a medium-sized bird, up to 25 cm long, with flame orange and golden yellow plumage, elongated neck plumes and yellow-tipped black tail. It builds an “avenue-type” bower with two side walls of sticks. The female is an olive brown bird with yellow or golden below.

The Flame Bowerbird is distributed in anSericulus-ardensd endemic to rainforests of New Guinea. This species is the first bowerbird described by naturalists. Because of the male’s beautifully coloured plumage, it was previously thought to be a bird of paradise. Indeed, the male Flame Bowerbird also has a courtship display along with his bower. He twists his tails and his wings to the side, and then shakes his head quickly.

Archboldia papuensis

Archboldia papuensis, Archbold’s Bowerbird, Namdur Archbold

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The Archbold’s Bowerbird (Archboldia papuensis) is a medium-sized, up to 37 cm long, dark grey songbird with brown iris, grey feet and black bill. The male has narrow black scalloping with some trace of golden yellow crown feathers and dark grey forked tail, that shorter than the wing. Both sexes are similar. The female is smaller than male, with yellow patch on wings and has no crown feathering.

The Archbold’s Bowerbird is distributed and endemic to highland forests of Western New Guinea. The male is polygamous and its bower yet to be discovered. The diet consists mainly of fruits.

This little known bowerbird was discovered by Austin Loomer Rand in 1939. The name commemorates the New Guinea explorer and ornithologist Richard Archbold. It is notable for going to great lengths in acquiring shed ornamental plumes of the King of Saxony Bird of Paradise for decorating its courtship bower.

Due to ongoing habitat loss, the Archbold’s Bowerbird is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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Birds of Indonesia

Most of the info is from Wikipaedia and when it was possible from Naturia Singapore .
Pictures from Wikipaedia, Arkive, , Oriental Bird Images, Mandroverde, and PBase
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37 Birds of Paradise,  37 with pictures and pages


Archboldia papuensis,
Archbold’s Bowerbird,
 Namdur Archbold
Amblyornis inornatus,
Vogelkop Bowerbird,
 Namdur Polos
Amblyornis macgregoriae,
Macgregor’s Bowerbird,
 Namdur Jambul-emas
Amblyornis flavifrons,
Golden-fronted Bowerbird,
 Namdur Dahi-emas

Sericulus-ardens-th Chlamydera-lauterbachi-th  
Sericulus aureus,
Masked Bowerbird,
 Namdur Topeng
Sericulus ardens,
Flame Bowerbird,
 Namdur Api
Chlamydera lauterbachi,
Yellow-breasted Bowerbird ,
Namdur Dada-kuning
Chlamydera-cerviniventris, Fawn-breasted Bowerbird,
Namdur Coklat



Loria loriae,
Velvet Satinbird,
 Cendrawasih Loria
Loboparadisea sericea,
 Silken Satinbird ,
Cendrawasih Sutera
Cnemophilus macgregorii,
Antenna Satinbird,
 Cendrawasih Jambul
Lycocorax pyrrhopterus,
 Cendrawasih Gagak


Manucodia atra,
Glossy-mantled Manucode,  Manucodia Kilap

Manucodia jobiensis,
 Jobi Manucode,  Manukodia Jobi

Manucodia chalybata, Crinkle-collared Manucode,  Manukodia Leher-keriting

Manucodia-keraudrenii, Trumpet Manucode

Ptiloris magnificus,
 Magnificent Riflebird,  Toowa Cemerlang
Semioptera wallacei,
Bidadari Halmahera

Seleucidis melanoleuca, Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise, 
Cendrawasih Mati-kawat

Paradigalla-caruneulata, Long-tailed Paradigalla,
Paradigalla Ekor-panjang

Paradigalla brevicauda ,
Short-tailed Paradigalla,  Paradigalla Ibinimi
Epimachus albertisi,
Buff-tailed Sicklebill,  Paruhsabit Ekor-kuning
Epimachus bruijnii,
Pale-billed Sicklebill, Paruhsabit Paruh-putih
Epimachus fastosus,
Black Sicklebill,  Paruhsabit Kuri-kuri

Epimachus meyeri,
 Brown Sicklebill,  Paruhsabit Coklat
Astrapia nigra,
 Arfak Astrapia,
 Astrapia Arfak
Astrapia splendidissima,
Splendid Astrapia,
 Astrapia Cemerlang
Lophorina superba,
Superb Bird-of-paradise, Cendrawasih Kerah

Parotia sefilata ,
Western Parotia,
 Parotia Arfak
Parotia carolae,
Carola’s Parotia Parotia,  Carola
Pteridophora alberti ,
King of Saxony Bird-of-paradise,
 Cendrawasih Panji
Cicinnurus regius,
King Bird-of-paradise, Cendrawasih Raja


Cicinnurus magnificus,
Magnificent Bird-of-paradise,
 Cendrawasih Belah-rotan
Cicinnurus respublica,
Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise,
 Cendrawasih Botak

Greater Bird of Paradise,
Cendrawasih Besar

Paradisaea minor,
 Lesser Bird-of-paradise,  Cendrawasih Kecil

Red Bird of Paradise,
Cendrawasih Merah