Ptiloris: Riflebirds

The genus Ptiloris consist of riflebirds 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.

Magnificent RiflebirdSpecies

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