Victorias Riflebird
Male Victoria's Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae) calling
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Corvida
Superfamily: Corvoidea
Family: Paradisaeidae
Subfamily: Paradisaeinae
Genus: Ptiloris
Swainson, 1825

The genus Ptiloris consists of four species of birds in the Paradisaeidae family. These birds of paradise are commonly known as riflebirds, so named for the likeness of their black and green plumages to the uniform of early nineteenth century British army riflemen.

They are distributed in the rainforests of New Guinea and East Australia. Members of this genus are sexually dimorphic. The males perform solitary displays.



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