Raggiana bird of paradise in a tree

Raggiana bird of paradise

Raggianas have one of the most spectacular courtship displays of all the birds of paradise. The males perform feather shaking, wing clapping and head shakes on perches at a lekking site. The male's highly-coloured feathers are collected by local people for wearing during ceremonies and festivals.

Scientific name: Paradisaea raggiana

Rank: Species

Common names:

  • Cendrawasih,
  • Count Raggi's bird of paradise

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Map showing the distribution of the Raggiana bird of paradise taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.


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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Least Concern

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Year assessed: 2009

Classified by: IUCN 3.1