ⓘ Epimachus

                                     

ⓘ Epimachus

Epimachus is a genus of bird-of-paradise from highland forests in New Guinea. These two species are surely one of the more bizarre members of the family.

The common name "sicklebill" refers to their long, decurved, sickle-shaped bill. What makes the males of these birds eccentric are two aspects: firstly, their hyperbolically long, saber-like, black tails that reach around 18 inches alone; the other features are two marvelous pectoral fans on each side of the breast that the birds bring up over their heads during their displays. There are extensive iridescent areas of feathers found on the head and back of the males; additionally, blue gloss is present on the tail. The females of both species both have barred underparts, olive-brown upperparts and relatively long tails, though not as extensive as the males tails.

The Epimachus birds are often referred to as "Long-tailed" Sicklebills when describing them collectively as a genus. The other sicklebills genus Drepanornis are referred to as the "Short-tailed" sicklebills. Ironically, the two genera are not closely related. The Epimachus members belong to a clade with the astrapias and paradigallas, while the Drepanornis species are closely related to the Twelve-wired bird-of-paradise, Standarwing bird-of-paradise, superb birds-of-paradise, and the riflebirds. There may also be confusion with the birds of the same name that belong to the hummingbird family, found in the Americas.

                                     
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  • Saint Epimachus of Pelusium was an Egyptian martyr. Epimachus was born in Pelusium, and worked as a weaver along with his two companions: Theodore and
  • existence of an Epimachus martyred at Rome, and account for the relics honoured there by asserting that the body of a Saint Epimachus from Alexandria
  • altitudes from 1800 to 2150 m. The species scientific name is Epimachus fastosus. Epimachus its generic name, means equipped for battle referring to
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  • Epimachus of Athens Greek: Ἐπίμαχος ὁ Ἀθήναιος, c.300 BC was a renowned Athenian engineer and architect who is known to have constructed the Helepolis
  • Epimachus is a genus of birds of paradise from New Guinea. Epimachus may also refer to: Epimachus of Athens c. 300 BC ancient Greek engineer and architect
  • English name, the Drepanornis sicklebills are only distantly related to the Epimachus sicklebills. In fact, they are more closely allied with the twelve - wired
  • are: Astrapian sicklebill Astrapia nigra x Epimachus f. fastosus Originally described as species Epimachus astrapioides Rothschild, 1897. Barnes s astrapia