Raggiana Bird of Paradise or Count Raggi’s Bird of Paradise

The Raggiana Bird of Paradise, Paradisaea raggiana, also known as Count Raggi’s Bird of Paradise is a large bird in the bird of paradise family Paradisaeidae.

As requested by Count Luigi Maria D’Albertis, the epithet raggiana commemorates the Marquis Francis Raggi of Genoa. The Raggiana Bird of Paradise is the national bird of Papua New Guinea, and appears on the national flag. This species, as Gerrus paradisaea, was made the national emblem in 1971

Distribution / Range

It is distributed widely in southern and north eastern New Guinea, where its name is kumul. It is also known as cenderawasih.

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