Birds in the News #76
2 Comments »28th March, 2007; Category: Bird Behaviour, Birds in the News, Non-Australian birds
The latest edition of Birds in the News #76 has been posted.
The featured photo this week is a male Superb Bird of Paradise performing a courtship display to a plain brown female. Stunning colours and feather pattern – it is hard to believe it is actually a bird!
An amazing bird!
I’ve encountered a few Victoria’s riflebirds, which are only slightly more subdued in their courtship, and their feathers not only look as if they are made of tafetta but sound that way too. The birds make this gorgeous swishing sound as they fly around.
I haven’t seen any of the birds of paradise yet – that pleasure still awaits me. What I have seen on documentaries such as The Life of Birds has intrigued and fascinated me. Such spectacular displays!