The genus Manucodia
, 1783) consists of five medium-sized birds of paradise
with black-glossed purple and green plumages.
Distributed in the lowland forests of northeastern Australia, New Guinea and nearby islands, members of this genus are monogamous and sexually monomorphic.
The the name Manucodia is from Javanese "manuk dewata"; "manuk" means bird and "dewata" means gods. Manucodia is a genus in the family Paradisaeidae.