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15-DEC-2004 Copyright © 2004 Robert

Wilson's Bird of Paradise

Jurong Birdpark, Singapore

Scientific name: Diphyllodes respublica (Bonaparte, 1850).

Distribution: Islands of Waigeu and Batanta to the north & west of New Guinea. It is a shy bird of the forests.

Click here to see John Gould's hand-colored lithographed of Wilson’s Bird of Paradise in 'The Birds of New Guinea’, published by Henry Sotheran & Co., 1875-88.

Read this interesting chapter from Alfred Russel Wallace's The Malay Archipelago (1869).

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/50s f/6.3 at 200.0mm iso400 with flash
full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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Ashley Hockenberry02-Dec-2009 16:04