The throat is velvety black with a metallic green and blue triangular patch in the center. Queen Victoria Riflebird. Females have a pale eyebrow, and the buff underparts are faintly barred with brown. Victoria’s Riflebird. Animal Database is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Victoria Neuman is a character in Season Two of the Amazon series The Boys. The pair then face each other closely, and each bird raises and extends its wings forward alternately in an increasingly rapid rhythm. Finally the male embraces the female with both wings, and copulation ensues. The throat is velvety black with a metallic green and blue triangular patch in the center. Ptiloris victoriae. The Victoria’s riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae), also known as duwuduwu to the local Aboriginal people, is a bird-of-paradise endemic to the Atherton Tableland region of northeastern Queensland, Australia where it resides year-round. Scientific name. The pair then face each other closely, and each bird raises and extends its wings forward alternately in an increasingly rapid rhythm. Finally the male embraces the female with both wings, and copulation ensues. Victoria's riflebird (Lophorina victoriae) also known as the duwuduwu to the Yidinji people,[2] is a bird-of-paradise endemic to the Atherton Tableland region of northeastern Queensland, Australia where it resides year-round. This bird of paradise is endemic to the Atherton Region where it can be seen throughout the year. Victoria's riflebird has been recorded in eucalypt and melaleuca-dominated wet sclerophyll forests and woodlands, the landward edges of mangroves and swamp woodlands and occasionally the temperate Nothofagus forests. Common name. It is named after the British Queen Victoria. "Ptiloris victoriae". The Victoria's riflebird was discovered by John Macgillivray for John Gould in 1848 and is named after QueenVictoria of the United Kingdom. The throat is velvety black with a metallic green and blue triangular patch in the center. Rothschild's lobe-billed bird-of-paradise, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Victoria%27s_riflebird&oldid=980412262, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 September 2020, at 11:29. The Victoria’s riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae), also known as duwuduwu to the local Aboriginal people, is a bird-of-paradise endemic to the Atherton Tableland region of northeastern Queensland, Australia where it resides year-round. He curves his rounded wings above his body and tilts his head back to expose his chin and throat to the light, and then moves from side to side in a fashion that looks almost mechanical. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is one of four birds-of-paradise Indigenous to Australia. Adults, 23 cm. Males have an iridescent purple sheen plumage, which becomes more blue-green on the head and more bronze on the lower breast. The smallest riflebird, it measures between 23–25 cm. Females have a pale eyebrow, and the buff underparts are faintly barred with brown. The smallest riflebird, it measures between 23–25 cm. When the male begins to display, he erects the feathers of his throat and sides to accentuate the bright colours of his plumage in the shafts of sunlight that pierce the dimness of the rainforest. He curves his rounded wings above his body and tilts his head back to expose his chin and throat to the light, and then moves from side to side in a fashion that looks almost mechanical. Male have an iridescent purple sheen plumage, which becomes more blue-green on the head and more bronze on the lower breast. Description. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. [3] The common name "riflebird" comes from the likeness of their black velvety plumage to the uniform of the British Army Rifle Brigade.[4]. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. A common species in its limited range, the Victoria’s riflebird is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. As well as insects, they eat fruits from the trees, some which they peel by holding the fruit with one foot and removing the skin with their bill. Explore more at http://www.birdsofparadiseproject.org #birdsofparadise #birdofparadiseproject #birdofparadise #birdofparadise #papua #birdsofparadise Retrieved 26 November 2013. https://animals.fandom.com/wiki/Victoria%27s_Riflebird?oldid=42942. The female is attracted to the male's display post by his raspy 'yaars' call, which becomes softer and more tuneful during the display. ^ BirdLife International (2012). Ptiloris (Greek, feathered nose, alluding to feathers at base of upper bill); victoriae (named for Queen Victoria of England); common name allegedly based on fancied resemblance of colouration of plumage to uniforms of British riflemen.. Victoria’s Riflebird is one of 12 bird species endemic to the Wet Tropics region. As well as insects, they eat fruits from the trees, some which they peel by holding the fruit with one foot and removing the skin with their bill. Etymology. Victoria's riflebird (Lophorina victoriae) also known as the duwuduwu to the Yidinji people, is a bird-of-paradise endemic to the Atherton Tableland region of northeastern Queensland, Australia where it resides year-round.

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