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03-JAN-2009 Copyright © 2009 Robert

Wilson's Bird of Paradise

Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

Scientific name: Diphyllodes respublica (Bonaparte, 1850).

Distribution: Islands of Waigeu and Batanta to the north & west of New Guinea. It is a shy bird of the forests.

Click here to see John Gould's hand-colored lithographed of Wilson’s Bird of Paradise in 'The Birds of New Guinea’, published by Henry Sotheran & Co., 1875-88.

Read this interesting chapter from Alfred Russel Wallace's The Malay Archipelago (1869).

Canon EOS 30D ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/100s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso800 with Flash full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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