- Sarcoramphus papa
- Vultures & Condors
The King Bird-of-paradise is a small songbird in the Bird-of-paradise family. Males are striking with a bright red body plumage, a white chest lined in black, and bright blue feet. And then there's those long green-tipped tail plumes.
Like most other Birds-of-paradise, this species is found in Papau New Guinea and other nearby islands. Male birds-of-paradise all have outstanding plumage; many perform dances or other mating rituals where they display their special feathers to prospective females. The male King Bird-of-paradise swings his tail, extends its neck feathers, and puffs out his white chest feathers -- all in order to woo mates.
The population trend for this beautiful species is considered to be stable and the King Bird-of-paradise has a conservation status of Least Concern as of July 2013.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 19 July 2013|
|Scientific Name||Cicinnurus regius|
|Birdorable Family||Birds of Paradise|
(as of 26 January 2017)
7.5 to 12.2 inches