Raggiana Bird-of-paradise, (Paradisaea raggiana) is the national bird of Papua New Guinea; in 1971 this species, was made the national emblem & included on the national flag. It is distributed widely in southern and northeastern New Guinea, where its name is kumul. It is also known as cenderawasih. As requested by Count Luigi Maria D'Albertis, the epithet raggiana commemorates the Marquis Francis Raggi of Genoa.

Raggiana Bird-of-paradise, (Paradisaea raggiana) is the national bird of Papua New Guinea; in 1971 this species, was made the national emblem & included on the national flag. It is distributed widely in southern and northeastern New Guinea, where its name is kumul. It is also known as cenderawasih. As requested by Count Luigi Maria D'Albertis, the epithet raggiana commemorates the Marquis Francis Raggi of Genoa.

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~~Backcombed | Knysna Turaco (Tauraco corythaix), or, in South Africa, Knysna Lourie by 82Matt .~~

~~Backcombed | Knysna Turaco (Tauraco corythaix), or, in South Africa, Knysna Lourie by 82Matt .~~

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