Goldie’s Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea decora

Goldie's Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea decora

Goldie’s Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea decora


Location: Papua New Guinea

The Goldie’s Bird-of-Paradise lives in forest between 300 m and at least 750 m, occasionally down to near the coast (Beehler and Pratt 2016). They appear to inhabit secondary regrowth and forest edge, suggesting some tolerance of logging (Coates 1990, Frith and Beehler 1998). These birds do not occur in heavily degraded forest, but do occur in recovering selectively logged forest, and return to regrowth forest that was cut for subsistence gardens after 20-30 years of regrowth (D. Mitchell in litt. 2016). As of 2016, the resumption of logging in the East Fergusson Timber Rights Purchase Areas was in its second of fifth year of logging (D. Mitchell in litt. 2016).

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Goldie's Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea decora
Goldie’s Bird-of-paradise Paradisaea decora

Habitat loss and degradation through commercial logging, mineral exploration and clearance for agriculture are on-going threats.

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Further Information

BirdLife International. 2016. Paradisaea decora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22706257A94058564. Downloaded on 03 February 2021.

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