King Bird-of-Paradise

King Bird-of-Paradise

Please consider subscribing to our channel! Explore more at http://www.birdsofparadiseproject.org Visit a King Bird-of-Paradise's perch in the lowland forests of the Bird's Head Peninsula in western New Guinea. Watch as a diminutive male practices his courtship display. He aims to impress females with a combination of velvety red plumage, two emerald-green feather disks that bobble on wiry shafts—plus fan-shaped side feathers and abrupt about-face dance moves. Filmed by Tim Laman in August 2009. #birdsofparadise #birdsofparadiseproject #cornelllab #birdsofparadise #birdofparadiseproject #birdofparadise #birdofparadise #papua #birdsofparadise

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