Monday

King, Superb, Magnificent...words for what animal?



Nope, not the lion...or any of the Big Cats.


Not the elephant...


or the whale.


In fact, the discoverers of these animals seemed to have used all the superlative names they could think of! 



What is it?


The Bird of Paradise!


There are forty different kinds, and most of them are...well...superb.  Magnificent.  Amazing!




























Pretty outrageous, aren't they?  


Now here's a couple of close ups of their feathers...




Just amazing.


You can see some of these birds in action in Life of Birds, a documentary series from BBC.


So which one is your favorite?  Leave a comment and let me know!





4 comments:

Judy said...

Where do these beauties live?

holly short said...

Wow. I LOVE the Raggiana bird of paradise. It's gorgeous!

Emma R said...

Whoa! The Wilson's bird of paradise reminded me of an enormous bug. :)

Caityy said...

That's crazy! They're so beautiful...