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King Bird of Paradise

King Bird of
Paradise, Cicinnurus regius
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King Bird of Paradise


The King Bird of Paradise, Cicinnurus regius, is distributed throughout lowland forests of New Guinea and nearby islands.

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


King Bird of Paradise,
Cicinnurus regius Description

This so-called "living gem" is the smallest and most vividly colored among birds of paradise.

It averages approximately 16cm in length.

The male is a crimson and white with bright blue feet and green-tipped fan-like plumes on its shoulder. The two elongated tail wires are decorated with emerald green disk feathers on its tip.

The unadorned female is a brown bird with barring below.


Diet / Feeding

The diet consists mainly of fruits and arthropods.


Breeding

An extraordinary display is performed by the male with a series of tail swinging, fluffing of its abdomen white feathers that makes the bird look like a cottonball, and acrobatic pendulum displays.


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