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#1 ozthewizard

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 06:28 PM

Can anyone identify this bird?  A friend sent me the photo and I think it is a beautiful bird.

 

 

 

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#2 Kryptos18

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 06:32 PM

It's a Lesser Bird-of-Paradise.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:19 PM

Good for you Kryptos...

It is traditional to post the day and location of the photo capture... helps in identification.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:29 PM

Kryptos18:
It's a Lesser Bird-of-Paradise.
I can't imagine anything Greater.


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Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:50 PM

Bird Whisperer:
Kryptos18:
It's a Lesser Bird-of-Paradise.
I can't imagine anything Greater.

Other than the Greater Bird of Paradise.    http://www.treknatur.../photo70452.htm

I remember, when I first started birding many years ago, that there was a PBS documentary on  elaborate courtship and nests of the Bowerbird and the many Bird of Paradise species. May have been one of those that David Attenborough hosted(Life on Earth or Living Planet or maybe something else altogether)

If you want to see some really cool birds check out the different Bird of Paradise species.  In trying to find a link to some different species... I came across this NATURE video(also David Attenborough)that aired earlier this year. I have not watched this one so I am not sure what exactly is covered, but have it saved for another time. http://www.pbs.org/w...l-episode/6322/

Enjoy!



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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:24 AM

birdbrain22:

Bird Whisperer:
Kryptos18:
It's a Lesser Bird-of-Paradise.
I can't imagine anything Greater.

Other than the Greater Bird of Paradise.    http://www.treknatur.../photo70452.htm

Thanks for the video links -- I'll definitely check them out. Honestly, though, I think nature couldn't imagine anything Greater than the Lesser Bird of Paradise, either, because both species look exactly the same. ;)



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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:32 AM

Greater has a maroon back vs. yellow on the Lesser, but, you know. Not important. ;)




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