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Raggiana Bird-of-paradise, (Paradisaea raggiana) is the national bird of Papua New Guinea; in 1971 this species, was made the national emblem & included on the national flag. It is distributed widely in southern and northeastern New Guinea, where its name is kumul. It is also known as cenderawasih. As requested by Count Luigi Maria D'Albertis, the epithet raggiana commemorates the Marquis Francis Raggi of Genoa.

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20 Beautiful And Strange Animal Pictures

Open the page to see some beautiful animals, & a couple of not so pretty ones. Ck out the albino turtle. <>< Royal flycatcher

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How a Chameleon Changes Color

Out of all the interesting creatures that share our planet, one of the most incredible is the chameleon...