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Lesser Bird of Paradise

Lesser Bird of Paradise
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Copyright: Uma KS (uma_k5) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 6 N: 48] (313)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS 12X Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-07 9:09
Viewed: 14938
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I wish I could have photographed this amazingly beautiful bird in the wild rather than in Jurong Bird Park...

The Lesser Bird of Paradise, Paradisaea minor is a medium-sized, up to 32cm long, maroon brown bird of paradise with a yellow crown and brownish yellow upper back. The male has dark emerald green throat, a pair of long tail-wires and adorned with pale yellow and white ornamental flank plumes. The female is a maroon bird with dark brown head and white below.

Its beautiful appearance resembles the Greater Bird of Paradise, but is smaller in size. The males are polygamous, and they perform courtship displays in groups. The female usually lays two pinkish eggs with dark markings in tree nest high above ground. The diet consists mainly of fruits and insects.

The Lesser Bird of Paradise is distributed throughout the forests of Misool and Jobi Islands of West Irian Jaya and northern New Guinea.

Widespread and common throughout its large range, the Lesser Bird of Paradise is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.

(From Wikipedia)

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Hi Uma,
Yes it is always nice if you can capture animals in the wild but it isn't always possible. Your image of this amazing bird is great. I love the way you have captured the tail feathers blowing in the wind. Nice image.

Le flou de la queue donne un effet original.
Bonne journée.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-05-07 10:01]

nice colors and a great shot of the tail feathers

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-07 11:06]

Hello Uma
Nice capture ,sharp image with beutiful colors.Also like your POV
TFS Michel

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-05-07 23:48]

Nice shot,
lovely colours.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-08 3:57]

Uma I love the feather spread across. Lovely shot and yes I also too would like to have a shot to my heart desire. This is real good picture. TFS Ganesh

Hi Uma ,
nice shot with amzing colours.
well composed.
thanks for sharing

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-08 10:55]

Very nice capture of the bird, Uma!and what a name too!!
U 're right it would have looked quite good in natural environment, but u have done a great job here...the PoV that flaunts its tail is super.
TFS & Cheers

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