IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

Tanysiptera riedelii is endemic to the twin islands of Biak-Supiori off Papua (formerly Irian Jaya), Indonesia (Beehler et al. 1986). It is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of Common Paradise-kingfisher T. galeata but there are significant morphological differences (Forshaw 1985, Sibley and Monroe 1990, Sibley and Monroe 1993). It is reported to be fairly common, although it may be restricted to areas of tall forest (K. D. Bishop in litt. 2000).


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