Complicated courtships of Bird-of-paradise

The appearance of the bird of paradise species is very different. Some of them have complicated courtship rituals that usually take place in good weather. The males of the Greater Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea apoda) display e.g. in the early morning and shortly before sunset in groups in the canopy of the trees, often at a height… Continue reading Complicated courtships of Bird-of-paradise

Magnificent Bird-of-paradise in the rainforest

Heavy rains during the last night made the path through the steep slopes of the rainforest almost impassable. Again and again I sink up to my knees in the mud while I try to follow my guide, who is carrying my luggage and using his machete to help us through the thicket of lianas and… Continue reading Magnificent Bird-of-paradise in the rainforest