Meet The King Bird Of Paradise, That Is Wrapped In Vivid Colors

The King Bird Of Paradise

Colorful birds always look wonderful and eye-catchy. Meet this King Bird-of-Paradise, which is wrapped in vivid colors and seems like the most pleasing sight. 

The Kingbird of Paradise is a small multi-colored bird that is scientifically named the Cicinnurus Regius. It belongs to the family Paradisaeidae. 

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They are widely spread throughout the lowland forests of New Guinea and the Western satellite islands. The king bird of paradise is a small bird that measures approximately 6.3 to 7.5 inches. 

Males of King bird of paradise are easy to recognize due to their metallic crimson color which turns slightly orange under certain lights. 

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Learn more about the male King Bird of Paradise.

The King Bird Of Paradise

Males have iridescent tones of red color which turns into slight orange under certain lights. They have a dark green luminous breast band followed by a whitish lower breast. They also have green-tipped fan-like plumes on their shoulders. 

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Their mantle and the feathers of the undertail are olive-brown with gleaming green tips. 

Look at their Violet colored legs. Aren’t they pretty?

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Meet the females of King bird of paradise.

The King Bird Of Paradise

Like all other bird species, females are duller than males and have pale olive heads and underparts with yellowish underparts and violet legs.

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Hey, watch their bills!

They have ivory-yellow bills which prominently show along with their red body.

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Mainly the King bird of paradise inhabits lowland rainforests, gallery forests, and tall secondary forests.

They are most commonly found in the lowland New Guinea mainland and on surrounding islands, including Salawati, Missol, Aru, and Yapen. 

The King Bird Of Paradise

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The King bird of paradise is inconspicuous.

There is very little information available about the King bird of paradise because they are hard to locate. Well, sometimes males can be seen at their display trees. 

Males of Kingbirds of paradise mate and live with multiple females.

Males are polygynous or promiscuous. They perform in isolation in some exploded leks or groups at the arboreal courts.

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They have the most amusing and extraordinary courtship display.

The King Bird Of Paradise

Their courtship comprises complex vocalizations, a variety of body posturing and movements, and feather manipulations, including hanging and pendulum-like swinging. They also fluff their white abdominal feathers that make them look like cotton balls, and also move their elongated tail wires.

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When it comes to forage, they like to do it with their other bird species friends.

They mainly feed on fruits and arthropods. To seek arthropods, they often join the flocks of other bird species and forage across all forest levels.

Breeding season starts in March and lasts till October.

The King Bird Of Paradise

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Females build their nests of open-cup shape and lay almost two eggs. They incubate the eggs for 17 days without even the assistance of males.

No surprise that they are hunted largely, and this caused a decline in their population. They are also declining due to habitat loss. But they are an abundant species throughout their large habitat range and therefore considered as least concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 

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