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Birds Of Paradise on Our Planet

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Birds of Paradise are more than 39 fantastical species of birds with vibrant colors and superblack feathers, flamboyant plumage, incredible sounds, and eye-catching mating rituals. Descendants of “a single ancestor that resembled a crow,” many of them can be found in New Guinea and northeastern Australia.

In this light-hearted clip from Netflix’s Our Planet, narrated by Sir David Attenborough and debuting on April 5th, 2019, we see three birds of paradise in action: The twelve-wired bird-of-paradise, the black sicklebill, and the western parotia, shown below.

twelve-wired bird-of-paradise
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western parotia mating dance
Follow this with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology‘s Birds of Paradise project, The Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise, and Spid-a-boo! The Jotus remus peacock spider waves its paddle leg.

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