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Wilson’s Bird of Paradise, Cicinnurus Respublica. An Indonesian endemic, the Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise is distributed to the hill and lowland rainforests of Waigeo and Batanta Islands off West Papua. The diet consists mainly of fruits and small insects. The male is a red and black bird-of-paradise with a yellow mantle on its neck, light green mouth, rich blue feet and two curved violet tail feathers. The head is naked blue with black double cross pattern on it. The female is a brownish…

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‘Birds of Paradise’ at the National Geographic Museum

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

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The Wilson's Bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus respublica) is a passerine bird of the Paradisaeidae family living in Indonesia in the hill & lowland rainforests of Waigeo & Batanta Islands off West Papua. The diet consists mainly of fruits & small insects. Due to ongoing habitat loss, limited range & exploitation, the Wilson's Bird-of-paradise is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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red bird of paradise with blue legs!

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So You Want A Parakeet

Imagine how good these feathers would look in my mouth!

Painted Bunting - Male [Passerina ciris]: The male painted bunting is often described as the most beautiful bird in North America. Its colors, dark blue head, green back, red rump, and underparts, make it extremely easy to identify, but it can still be difficult to spot since it often skulks in foliage even when it is singing.