Superb Bird-of-paradise - Lophorina superba

Length M: 10.2 in (26.0 cm), F: 9.8 in (25.0 cm)
Weight M: 2.1-3.7 oz (60-105 g), F: 1.9-3.0 oz (54-85 g)
Clutch Size 1-2
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Superb Bird-of-paradise is found in the rainforests of New Guinea. The male is mostly black with an iridescent green crown, blue-green breast shield and a long black erectile cape covering his back. The female upperparts are mostly brownish to brownish-red and the underparts are barred brown and cream.

Diet includes fruit, insects, and spiders.

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