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Superb bird of paradise, Lophorina superba, AV3336

Physical Description

Study skin of a medium sized black bird with modified glossy iridescent feathers on its head and chest. Bird has its body, tail and head in a straight line. The wings are folded back against the body, and the head is tilted so that the beak is pointing up and toward its PL side. Beak is tied closed.

Field Collection


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 45 x 120 x 210mm



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