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Ptiloris magnificus (Magnificent Riflebird)

Wikipedia Abstract

The magnificent riflebird (Ptiloris magnificus) is a species of passerine bird of the Paradisaeidae family. The magnificent riflebird is widely distributed throughout lowland rainforests of New Guinea and far Northeastern Australia. A widespread and relatively common species throughout its range, the magnificent riflebird is evaluated as a species of Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES. This species used to be placed in its own genus, Craspedophora Gray, 1840, which is now a subgenus of Ptiloris.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.01627
EDGE Score: 1.79447


Adult Weight [1]  155 grams
Birth Weight [2]  9.6 grams
Female Weight [4]  142 grams
Male Weight [4]  207 grams
Weight Dimorphism [4]  45.8 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  60 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  40 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  90 %
Forages - Understory [3]  10 %
Clutch Size [5]  2
Mating System [2]  Promiscuity


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Wasur-Rawa Biru National Park 605464 Papua, Indonesia  

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Parasitized by 
Biuterina clavulus <Unverified Name>[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Khao Kheow Open Zoo


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Frith, CB and BM Beehler. 1998. The Birds of Paradise: Paradisaeidae. Oxford University Press, Oxford
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
7Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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