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Magnificent Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus) - Wiki
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Magnificent Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus) - Wiki

Magnificent Bird of Paradise
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Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paradisaeidae

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The Magnificent Bird of Paradise, Cicinnurus magnificus is a small, up to 26cm long, bird of paradise with an extremely complex plumages. The male has a green below, orange yellow wings, blue feet and adorned with a yellow mantle on its neck, iridescence breast shield and two long curved sickle-like blue green tail feathers. The female is an olive brown bird with black barred buff below. It lays two creamy yellow eggs.

The Magnificent Bird of Paradise is distributed to the hill and mid-mountain forests of New Guinea and surrounding islands. The diet consists mainly of fruits. Like most member in the Paradisaeidae family, the male is polygamous and performs elaborate courtship display.

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