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Red Bird of Paradise - Female

Red Bird of Paradise - Female

Scientific name: Paradisaea rubra
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradisaeidae

The Red Bird of Paradise is a brown and yellow bird of paradise. The male has an emerald green face, a pair of elongated black corkscrew-shaped tail wires, dark green feather pompoms above each eye and a train of glossy crimson red plumes with whitish tips at either side of the breast.The female resembles the male but is smaller in size, with a dark brown face and has no ornamental red plumes. The diet consists mainly of fruits, berries and arthropods.

An Indonesian endemic, the Red Bird of Paradise is distributed to lowland rainforests of Waigeo and Batanta islands of West Papua. This species shares its home with another bird of paradise, the Wilson's Bird of Paradise.

the male has one of the most complex courtship displays, he performs a butterfly dance in which it spreads and vibrates his wings like a giant butterfly.

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