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Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise, Seleucidis melanoleucas, Seleucidis melanoleucas melanoleucas, male, Endemic | by Graham Ekins
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Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise, Seleucidis melanoleucas, Seleucidis melanoleucas melanoleucas, male, Endemic

This impressive looking male was displaying at dawn from a tall tree stump. It was quite difficult getting the “wires” to show. He became very animated when a female appeared. The location was swampy low level forest near the village of Nimbokrang, NE West Papua and close to the border with Papua New Guinea. This is part of the nominate population, there are other sub-species in New Guinea.

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Uploaded on December 2, 2018