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Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise
Birds-of-Paradise (Paradisaeidae) are famous for elaborate displays. This is one of the more bizarre looking birds in the world with bright blue skin on top of its head. It is endemic to Waigeo and Batanta islands. We were up before dawn, made an unsafe jump from the tender to the pier, then climbed a set of steep stairs to a waiting jeep taking us up the mountain, and eventually a strenuous hike in the dark on a non-existent trail through the rain-forest to a blind where we eventually got a few glimpses of this non-displaying male. Classified as "near threatened" because of its limited range in mature rain-forest habitat, it is apparently named in honor of Edward Wilson, a British Ornithologist and not the American, Alexander Wilson. Sometimes called Waigeo Bird-of-Paradise or Bare-headed Little King Bird-of-Paradise and formerly placed in the genus "Cicinnurus."
Location
Saprokren, Waigeo Selatan, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua, Indonesia.
Date taken
18 November 2023.
Scientific name
Diphyllodes respublica

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Category
Asia, Australia & Pacific Islands
Added by
jmorlan
Date added
View count
235
Comment count
3

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Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
61.1 mm
Exposure time
1/20 second(s)
ISO
800
Filename
Wilson'sBirdOfParadiseIMG_5884.jpg
File size
459.3 KB
Date taken
Sat, 18 November 2023 7:14 AM
Dimensions
1024px x 1100px

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