Male bird-of-paradise puts on breathtaking dance display

Bird-of-paradise

The blue bird-of-paradise, also known as Paradisornis Rudolphi, is one of the most beautiful birds worldwide. The bird’s blue feathers get enhanced with equally beautiful dancing when they are ready to court.

Bird-of-paradise

The bird’s upper body is black in color, the flight feathers are light bluish-white, and the feathers near the tail have a light brown shade. This shade adds to the beauty of the cute little being.

The dark gray legs and the white eye-ring near the eyes make these birds look remarkable. The males are usually adorned with violet-blue colored long & soft feathers with two long thread-like tail feathers.

Bird-of-paradise

The females have chestnut-brown feathers, and they appear to be a bit dull in color than the males. These birds are found in the mountain forest located in Papua New Guinea.

The diet of the blue birds-of-paradise is formed of different types of fruits and berries. But they occasionally eat insects. The males dance beautifully during the mating season, showing their breathtaking beauty.

Bird-of-paradise

The male bird hangs upside down from the branch of a tree and starts pulsating his body, creating a black oval shape. This is covered by beautiful blue feathers contracting and enlarging rhythmically.

Usually, the females lay only one egg, and the would-be mom becomes very defensive and protective about the egg. However, they have a limited population, and the blue birds-of-paradise need to be protected.

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