Greater Bird of Paradise * * " Contrary to popular belief from a gooney song; I do NOTZ fly up peoples' noses."

Greater Bird of Paradise, found in the lowland and hill forests of southwest New Guinea and Aru Islands, Indonesia Wow! Looks like a fall Phoenix!

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)

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.

Strelitzia alias Uccello del Paradiso

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.

The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus, aka the Texas bird-of-paradise

The Scissor-tailed flycatcher - (Tyrannus forficatus), aka the Texas bird-of-paradise. The scissor-tailed flycatcher is found in North and Central America.

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Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise - Another crazy bird-of-paradise that is easy to recognize with its curly tail feathers and unique coloring. The turquoise crown of the male is actually a patch of bare skin, not feathers. He looks like a Mondrian painting

The "Asian Paradise Flycatcher" is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia. Males have elongated central tail feathers, and in some populations a black and rufous plumage while others have white plumage.

Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia. Males have elongated central tail feathers, and in some populations a black and rufous plumage while others have white plumage.

Cup3Tint3: King Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus regius) male, New Guinea

King Bird-of-Paradise (Cicinnurus regius). The king bird-of-paradise is distributed throughout lowland forests of New Guinea and nearby islands. The diet consists mainly of fruits and arthropods.

Raggiana Bird of Paradise

The Raggiana Bird of Paradise; the national bird of Papua New Guinea. i used to live there when i was a kid, tho unfortunately i never got to see one al. Raggiana Bird of Paradise

Red bird of paradise...An Indonesian endemic, the Red Bird-of-paradise is distributed to lowland rainforests of Waigeo and Batanta islands of Raja Ampat, West Papua. This species shares its home with another bird-of-paradise, the Wilson's Bird-of-paradise. Hybridisation between these two species is not recorded but is expected because it is recorded for many other birds of paradise.

Red Bird of Paradise.An Indonesian endemic, the Red Bird-of-Paradise is distributed to lowland rainforests of Waigeo and Batanta islands of Raja Ampat, West Papua.

The blue bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rudolphi) is regarded by some ornithologists as the loveliest of all birds.

Blue Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rudolphi) male performing inverted display in the Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.

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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