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.
Himalayan Monal Pheasant These pheasants are amongst the most beautiful pheasants due to their striking metallic-colored plumage. It is a relatively large sized bird averaging 2.3 feet (~70 cm) in length, the weight of males and females range between 4.4 and 5.2 lbs (1980 gram - 2 380 gram respectively). Females tend to be slightly smaller and lighter.
This photo was taken on March 28, 2013 in Tanubada, Central, Papua New Guinea, using a Canon EOS REBEL T3i.
The Birds & the Butterflies (Taiwan). 'Taiwan is a special place for the winged creatures of the world. More than 500 species of birds and an almost equal numbers of butterflies can be seen here. Indigenous species like the Blue Magpie can be spotted in any forest park.' www.lonelyplanet....