Wild Birds

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.

History

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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Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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