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Birds of Paradise

The Birds of Paradise are a family of birds found in the New Guinea region that have evolved the most varied and most elaborate plumes and display behaviors in the bird world. Tim is engaged in a long term project documenting this extraordinary group.

To see more images, please go to the Birds of Paradise gallery on Tim’s online archive.

Western Parotia Bird of Paradise (Parotia sefilata). Adult male at its display court, performing ballerina dance.
Magnificent Riflebird Bird of Paradise (Ptiloris magnificus) male calling from his display vine.
King Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus regius) male.
Lesser Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea minor) male displaying high in the rain forest canopy at his display site (lek).
Twelve-wired Bird-of-Paradise (Seleucidis melanoleuca) male displaying to a female at his display pole in the swamp rain foerst at Nimbokrang, Papau, Indonesia, Island of New Guinea.
Wilson’s Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus respublica) Adult male on the main display pole in the center of his court.
Wilson’s Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus respublica) male displays to female from a small sapling in the middle of his display court.
Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra) male performing practice display at tree-top lek. Endangered Species (IUCN Red List: NT).
Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra) male performing a practice display at his display site, known as a lek, high in the canopy of the forest on Batanta Island, Indonesia. Photographed from a canopy blind. IUCN Red List: NT
Magnificent Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus)

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