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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).