The Bird of Paradise ( Strelitzia Reginae) is greatly admired for the exotic flowers, although they also make excellent houseplants.

Bird of paradise flower - plant. May in summer on the terrace. The bird of paradise flower (Strelitzia reginae) is admired for its exotic flowers. The graceful, orange bracts with 2 or 3 blue petals are like a mohawk on the green leaf.

Bird-of-Paradise Flower-head [Inflorescence]: Strelitzia [Family:  Strelitziaceae]

: : flora : : Bird of Paradise Flower, Strelitzia. It belongs to the plant family Strelitziaceae.

Colorful birds - Raggiania bird-of-paradise

Colorful birds - Raggiania bird-of-paradise. This was another bird whose feathers were well sought after as accessories for women's hats at the turn of last century.

Birds of Paradise - Jungle boogie! Wildlife photos show that animals can give us humans some pointers on busting the best dancefloor moves.

Jungle boogie! Wildlife photos show that animals can give us humans some pointers on busting the best dancefloor moves

May the--Bird of Paradise--fly up your nose...may an elephant caress you with his toes, yep

Six-wired bird of paradise (Parotia lawesii), Papua New Guinea - by Nick Hobgood

Bird-of-paradise

Paradisaea rubra Framed by its wiry tail feathers, a red bird of paradise is nature's valentine—an apt emblem for this family of birds famous for fanciful plumage and elaborate courtship rituals.

Courtship poses of the Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea raggiana) accent the long red flank plumes. (Tim Laman/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

‘Birds of Paradise’ at the National Geographic Museum

Courtship pose of the Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea raggiana). He accents his long red flank plumes. This breed is found in southern and northeastern New Guinea. (photo by Tim Laman)

Bird of Paradise - I have one in my yard.                                                                                                                                                      More

The Bird of Paradise flower (Strelitzia Reginae) was named after Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom, an amateur botanist.

Superb Bird-of-paradise - Andrew Leach Projects

Superb Bird-of-paradise - Andrew Leach Projects. I've seen a documentary with these birds.

King of Saxony Bird of Paradise. The male's ornamental head plumes are so bizarre that, when the first specimen was brought to Europe, it was thought to be a fake!

animals science King of Saxony Bird-of-paradise Pteridophora alberti King of Saxony

Raggiana Bird-of-paradise, (Paradisaea raggiana) is the national bird of Papua New Guinea - via Marina Molnar

Paradise Bird (Paradisaea raggiana) is the national bird of Papua New Guinea

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