Bali Bird-of-Paradise

The Paradisaea apoda (scientific name) or bali bird-of-paradise is found in the hill forests of South-West New Guinea and Aru Islands of Indonesia. The male bird’s height is 17 inches, excluding its tail. This bird has an iridescent green face and body, maroon-brown body and yellow white with maroon streak tail which is very long. The female is shorter at a height of 14 inches. Their diet includes fruits, seeds and smaller insects. They are solitary creatures. The males carry out an elaborate dance to attract the females. The average clutch-size is 3 eggs. Because of their plumage, there was a misconception that these birds did not touch the ground with their feet. Its IUCN listing is the LEAST CONCERN.

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