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The Wilsons Bird of Paradise
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The Wilsons Bird of Paradise
David Attenborough takes a look at Cicinnurus respublica, a visually stunning bird of paradise, and its efforts to court a mate.

This BBC video segment is being provided for purely educational purposes.

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Posted by kazchen on May 8, 2011
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Posted by Tibor on May 12, 2011 at 9:47 pm
The Wilson's Bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus respublica, is a small, up to 21 cm long, passerine bird of the Paradisaeidae family. 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 bird with bare blue crown.
Specimen at the Field Museum In the field the blue bare skin on the crown of the bird's head is so vivid that it is clearly visible by night, the deep scarlet back and velvet green breast are lush, and the curlicue tail gleams bright silver. An Indonesian endemic, the Wilson's Bird-of-paradise is distributed to the hill and lowland rain forests of Waigeo and Batanta Islands off West Papua.
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