Arfak Astrapia

Astrapia nigra

ML42751931


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Andrew Spencer
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Arfak Mtns--Camp David and above (>2000m)
Papua Barat, Papua, Indonesia
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Latitude and Longitude -1.1273, 133.9058 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Multiple female/immature male-types seen, including one very well. The one seen well looked very reminiscent of a sicklebill, except with a shorter/straighter bill and wide tail feathers (the longest tail feathers were the middle ones, making the tail appear tapered). Dark sooty black overall with some brown in primaries. A calling (amphibian-like "cluck") male came in and was seen atop a dead extension of two different trees. Essentially silhouetted (looked to have bib extended and "fluffy" nape feathers raised); sadly no color could be seen of this stunning bird.

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