One of the most fabulous images of the Birds of Paradise.
Modern common name: Wilson's bird-of-paradise
Modern binomial name: Cicinnurus respublica
First described Bonaparte 1850
From ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud, Monograph of the Paradiseidae or Birds of Paradise. One of the most admired bird books ever produced.
The work was dedicated to Alfred Russel Wallace.
References Sitwell, Fine Bird Books p.74 Nissen IVB 296