Unsorted Wild Birds

Ptiloris: Riflebirds

The genus Ptiloris consists of riflebird species that are part of the bird-of-paradise family.

They are found in the rainforests of New Guinea and Australia.

They were named “riflebird” as their black and green plumages resembled the uniform of early nineteenth-century British army riflemen.



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