Scientific name: Diphyllodes respublica (Bonaparte, 1850).
Distribution: Islands of Waigeu and Batanta to the north & west of New Guinea. It is a shy bird of the forests.
Click here to see John Gould's hand-colored lithographed of Wilson’s Bird of Paradise in 'The Birds of New Guinea’, published by Henry Sotheran & Co., 1875-88.
Read this interesting chapter from Alfred Russel Wallace's The Malay Archipelago (1869).