King of Saxony bird-of-paradise

Both the common name ‘King of Saxony’ and the scientific specific name ‘alberti’ were given to honour Albert of Saxony who reigned 1873–1902. The natives of New Guinea call it ‘Kisaba’, as a human interpretation of the male's loud call.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
108/1937
Category
Natural History
Collection Class
Birds
Collection Area Region
Melanesia
Collector Excavator
Maxwell, P H
Common Name
King of Saxony bird-of-paradise
Simple Name
bird: mount

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PARADISAEIDAE: Pteridophora alberti Meyer:  King of Saxony bird-of-paradise