There are more than three dozen species in the family Paradisaeidae, or better known as the bird of paradise. There are about 13 Genus of these birds and the most famous is a member of the genus Paradisaea.
In Indonesia we call it with birds of paradise. Characterized by striking colors and bright, yellow fur, blue, red, and green. With colors so they become the most beautiful and interesting birds in the world, so-called bird of paradise.
Birds of paradise are found in Papua or Papua New Guinea and surrounding islands, including Eastern Australia. Unfortunately the existence of these birds decreases with the number of illegal hunting irresponsible.
1. Lesser bird of paradise (Paradisaea minor)
The Lesser bird of paradise known as the Paradise of small yellow. This bird is medium sized with a length of about 32 cm, red-brown with yellow crown and upper back brownish yellow.
Lesser bird of paradise
Male birds have the throat emerald-green color, a pair of long tail feathers and adorned with yellow wings decoration on the base of the white area in the outer regions.
Female birds are smaller than males, have a dark brown head, white chest and without feathers adorned with decorations. Penyabaranya area covers the entire northern forests of Papua New Guinea, and islands near Misool and Yapen.
2. Raggiana bird of paradise (Paradisaea Raggiana)
The Raggiana bird of paradise is also known by the name of Count Raggi, AOS bird of paradise. This bird is also best known as the Bird of Paradise. Habitat This bird is widely distributed in southern New Guinea and northeast.
Raggiana bird of paradise
Has a length of 34 cm long, red, grayish-brown, yellow iris and feet grayish brown. Male bird has a yellow crown, emerald-green throat and yellow collar between the throat.
Wing feather color varies from red to orange depending on the subspecies. Female birds are smaller than males, with a brown face and had no fur trimmings.
3. Astrapia Ribbon-tailed (Astrapia mayeri)
This is one of the most spectacular birds of paradise. His name Astrapia Ribbon-tailed and have the longest tail feathers in relation to body size, length is more than three times the body length.
Ribbon tailed bird of paradise
Length of adult birds reached 32 cm with a tail of male bird that can reach 1 meter. Male bird has a black and green olive brown colored while the female bird. Male bird has a long tail-shaped white ribbon. Endemic area in the middle of the island of New Guinea.
4. Blue bird of paradise (Paradisaea Rudolphi)
His name reminds one of a taxi transportation in Indonesia. This bird is about 30 cm, black, iris dark brown, legs gray. Male bird feathers adorned with wings with the dominance of blue-purple color. So that is also called the Bird of Paradise Blue.
Blue bird of paradise
Blue Bird of Paradise is a bird endemic to Papua New Guinea. The endemic area covers the mountains southeast of Papua New Guinea.
5. Riflebird Paradise (Ptiloris paradiseus)
If you ever see the movie Planet Earth, then you will see this bird. This bird has a length of about 30 cm with black male bird with a colorful crown turquoise, black legs, dark brown iris and yellow mouth. Female birds of this type of olive brown.
Riflebird of paradise
It is endemic to eastern Australia, Riflebird also scattered in the rainforest in New South Wales and central Queensland. Male birds can spread their wings and show it off while moving to the right and left in front of female birds to entice them.
6. Red bird of paradise (Paradisaea rubra)
We call it the Red Bird of Paradise, about 33cm long yellow and brown, and yellow beak. Adult males can reach 72cm including jewelry feathers are blood red with a white tip on the side of his stomach.
Red bird of paradise
Fur dark emerald green face and diekornya there are two of a long strap-shaped double gyre is black. Female birds are smaller than male birds, with dark brown face and had no fur trimmings.
It is endemic from Indonesia, Red Bird of Paradise are found only in lowland forests on the island in the district Batanta Waigeo and Raja Ampat, West Irian Jaya province.
7. Lawes, AOS Parotia (Parotia Lawesii)
Parotia lawesii sized up to 27 cm). The endemic area of forest covering the mountains in the southeast and east of Papua New Guinea.
Male bird has a black color with white forehead, nape blue iridescent purple and green gold chest hair. Decorated with three wire decorative head from behind each eye and elongated flank feathers black. Bird females brown with dark bird's head, sliced yellow and dark.
8. King of Saxony bird of paradise (Pteridophora Alberti)
King of Saxonyi is a kind of babbler birds are small, with a length of about 22cm. Adult males have black hair and dark yellow, dikepalanya there are two strands of wire scaly feathers glossy blue-sky like a banner that length is 40cm and can be enforced at the time of alluring female. Therefore this bird eaten Paradise Panji.
King of saxony bird of paradise
Fur coat and grow back elongated shaped black hood. Iris dark brown, legs brownish gray and black beak with the inside of the mouth of sea-green.
Female bird is gray brown with stripes and dark spots. Females smaller than males and without decorated wire coat or fur trimmings. Endemic area in the mountainous jungle island of New Guinea.
9. Wilson, AOS Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus respublica)
Wilson, AOS Bird of Paradise rather small size to 21 cm. Burun male is black with red and yellow robe in the neck, mouth, light green, blue legs and two purple tail feathers are curved. That of temporary female brown with blue crown.
Wilson's bird of paradise
It is endemic to Indonesia, with the spread on the hill and lowland rain forest and Batanta Waigeo Islands of West Papua.
10. Princess Stephanie, AOS Astrapia (Astrapia stephaniae)
Stephanie Astrapia measuring about 37 cm, this bird is black and colorful blue-green heads and purple, besides that it has a long black tail feathers keungunan.
Princess Stephanie's bird of paradise
Bird females dark brown with bluish-black head. Original habitat in the mountains of central and eastern Papua New Guinea.