The birds-of-paradise are members of the family Paradisaeidae. The majority of species in this family are found on the island of New Guinea and its satellites, with a few species occurring in the Moluccas of Indonesia  and eastern Australia.

this is the largest member of this family. it stays in low lands and hill forests of southwest New Guinea and Aru islands of Indonesia. it loves to eat fruits, seeds, small insects,etc. Because of its dark green throat, it once used to be called 'Emerald Bird'. the only things common to both  the male and female birds are their yellow iris and blue bills.

This bird is medium-sized(approximately 30 cm long)and has a bluish-white bill, dark brown iris, grey legs, broken white eye-ring and bright blue wings. The male's beauty is because of its violet blue and cinnamon flank plumes and two long ribbon-like tail feathers. The female has a chestnut brown below. It can be found in the mountain forests of southeastern New find most of its food on trees. The male is polygamous and performs a marvelous courtship display during which it even hangs from a branch upside down. His violet blue plumes spread out in a fan, swaying its body back and forth while the central tail feathers form two impressive arches down to either side. during the course of this display he vocalizes softly in a low but harsh vibrating voice.

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