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29-JUL-2005 Copyright 2005 Robert

King Bird of Paradise

Jurong Birdpark, Singapore

Scientific name: Cicinnurus regius (Linnaeus, 1758). This bird is a male.

Notice the long, wiry tail feathers ending in green disks.

Distribution: Lives in lowland forests of Papua New Guinea. King Bird of Paradise stamps are here.

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

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/60s f/4.5 at 300.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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