The Greater Bird-of-paradise is a large species of bird-of-paradise that is found in parts of New Guinea.
There are 42 species in the birds-of-paradise (Paradisaeidae) family, and seven in the same genus (Paradisaea) as the Greater Bird-of-paradise. The birds in this family are all sexually dimorphic. Our Birdorable version here is the flashy male; females are reddish brown in plumage.
Greater Birds-of-paradise feed on a varied diet that includes fruits and nuts as well as insects.
It's the second day of our 2016 Bonanza, where we're introducing a new Birdorable bird each day through December 4th. Today's new bird is the Greater Bird-of-paradise, a large species found in ... more