Splendid astrapia

species of bird

The splendid astrapia (Astrapia splendidissima) is a bird-of-paradise about 39 cm long. The male is black with an iridescent yellow-green mantle (cloak). It has a blue-green throat, dark green below. The tail feathers are short, broad and white with black tips. The female has a brown plumage and dark head.

Splendid Astrapia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradisaeidae
Genus: Astrapia
A. splendidissima
Binomial name
Astrapia splendidissima

Little is known about this bird. It lives in the mountain forests of the west central highlands of New Guinea. Its diet is fruit, insects, lizards and frogs.


  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Astrapia splendidissima". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.