Bensbach’s Birds of Paradise, also known as Bensbach’s Riflebirds

Bensbach’s Bird of Paradise, also known as Bensbach’s Riflebird , is a bird in the family Paradisaeidae that is an intergeneric hybrid between a Magnificent Riflebird and Magnificent Bird of Paradise.


Only one adult male specimen is known of this hybrid, held in the Netherlands Natural History Museum and coming from the Arfak Mountains of north-western New Guinea.

It is named after J. Bensbach, Dutch Resident at Ternate, who presented the specimen to the museum.

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