Birds of Paradise

A species of beautiful birds

Birds are everywhere

There are more than three dozen species in the family Paradisaical, more commonly known as the birds of paradise. Most are distinguished by striking colors and bright plumage of yellow, blue, scarlet, and green. These colors distinguish them as some of the world's most dramatic and attractive birds. Males often sport vibrant feathered ruffs or amazingly elongated feathers, which are known as wires or streamers. Some species have enormous head plumes or other distinctive ornaments, such as breast shields or head fans.

Where do these birds live?

Birds of paradise are found in New Guinea and surrounding islands. The manucodes and rifle birds species also dwell in Australia. Birds of paradise are so attractive that their appearance once made them the target of skin hunters, who decimated some species.


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