Paradisaeidae


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Related to Paradisaeidae: Ptilonorhynchidae
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Noun1.Paradisaeidae - birds of paradise
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Oscines, Passeres, suborder Oscines, suborder Passeres - two names for the suborder of typical songbirds
bird of paradise - any of numerous brilliantly colored plumed birds of the New Guinea area
genus Ptloris, Ptloris - a genus of Paradisaeidae
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Even though aspergillosis per se is not considered a transmissible organism between birds, it is highly infectious for some avian species within a living environment, especially waterfowl (Anseriformes), penguins (Sphenisciformes), turkeys (Meleagris species), birds of paradise (Paradisaeidae), pheasants (Phasianidae), and raptors (gyrfalcons [Falco rusticolus], redtailed hawks [Buteo jamaicensis], goshawks [Accipiter gentilis], golden eagles [Aquila chrysaetos], bald eagles [Haliaeetus leucocephalus], rough-legged hawks [Buteo lagopus], and snowy owls [Bubo scandiacus]).
Similar scenarios involving dispersal of New Guinea freshwater Heteroptera (water striders) via island arc fragments were discussed by Polhemus & Polhemus (1998), and may also explain the presence of the bird-of-paradise Semioptera wallacii on Halmahera, despite the family Paradisaeidae otherwise being considered endemic to the island of New Guinea and Australia (Irestedt et al., 2009).
Algunos naturalistas consideraban necesario crear una nueva familia en el Reino Animal denominada Menuridae que alojara a esta especie tan distinta de las ya conocidas, mientras que otros consideraban que pertenecia a familias tradicionales como la Phasianidae por el parecido de la cola en forma de lira con las hermosas colas del pavo real y el faisan, otros zoologos suponian que la Menura superba pertenecia a la familia Paradisaeidae conformada por las elegantes aves del paraiso, pues Nueva Guinea y Nueva Holanda eran islas cercanas.