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King Bird-of-paradise

King Bird-of-paradise

Scientific name: Cicinnurus regius
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradisaeidae

The King Bird of Paradise is distributed throughout lowland forests of New Guinea and nearby islands. This so-called "living gem" is the smallest and most vividly colored among birds of paradise. The diet consists mainly of fruits and arthropods.

An extraordinary display is performed by the male with a series of tail swinging, fluffing of its abdomen white feathers that makes the bird look like a cottonball, and acrobatic pendulum displays.

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An extraordinary display is performed by the male with a series of tail swinging, fluffing of its abdomen white feathers that makes the bird look like a cottonball, and acrobatic pendulum displays.

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/60s f/4.5 at 280mm (EF 70-200mm + EF 1.4x TC) ISO 800 full exif

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