Monday, 2 March 2015

Red bird of paridise

Name:  Red bird of paridise A.K.A paradisaea rubra

Size/colour :      The red bird of paradise measures up to 33 cm long or 77 cm long, including the ornamental red plumes that require at least six years to fully attain. The male has an emerald green face and 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.

Habitat:       The red bird of paradise lives in the lowland rainforest of Waigeo and Batanta islands of Raja Ampat, west papua. This species shares its habitat with another Bird-of-paradise, the Wilson’s bird of paradise.                                                             

Eats:      The diet consists mainly of fruits, berries and arthropods (mini-beasts) It is also an omnivore.

Endangered:      Luckily they are not endangered but near threatened because their feathers are wanted for display.                                                                                                                                      


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