The Lesser Bird Of Paradise Looks Just Like a Heavenly Creature

Lesser Bird Of Paradise

The Lesser Bird Of Paradise exactly reflects its name, it looks just like a creature of paradise. You may promptly fall in love with its mesmerizing beauty. You are so fortunate if you get the sight of this exceptionally pretty bird. 

The scientific name of the lesser bird of paradise is Paradisaea Minor and belongs to the Paradisaeidae family.

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It is a medium-sized bird that measures up to 32 cm long. It has an impeccable combination of yellowish-golden, brownish-yellow, maroon-brown with an emerald-green. 

It is most likely to be found in Papua New Guinea, Misool and Yapen. 

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Males of lesser birds of paradise have dark emerald-green throats, yellowish golden crowns, brownish-yellow necks, and maroon-brown plumage. Their long tails have an ornamental appearance because of their deep yellow feathers at the base turning down into white.

Lesser Bird Of Paradise

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On the other hand, females are maroon with dark brown heads and whitish underparts. 

It is assumed that birds of paradise have toxins in their skins that are derived from their insect prey. Let’s see some more important facts about the lesser bird of paradise.

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The male lesser bird of paradise is polygamous.

The male lesser birds of paradise are polygamous and typically have more than one mate. 

Males are known to perform courtship displays in leks. 

The male lesser birds of paradise are known to perform courtship displays in leks, which means they gather to engage in competitive displays and courtship rituals to entice the females. 

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Lesser Bird Of Paradise performing in leks to entice female

 

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When the female birds are impressed, they begin building a strong nest from twigs, sticks, fallen leaves, and vines.

Breeding habits of Lesser Birds of Paradise.

When it comes to breeding, they start breeding in July and it lasts till February. 

Look at the stunning sight of this bird which is ready to take flight.

Lesser Bird Of Paradise

Their diet mainly consists of fruits and insects. 

Their nest is usually placed in a tree, high above the ground.

Females most often lay two pinkish eggs with dark markings.

Its extremely white feathers look like a milky fall when it perches. 

Lesser Bird Of Paradise

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The lesser birds of paradise use a series of high-pitch “wak” sound to communicate with each other.

Although their population is declining, they are evaluated as the Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Hope you enjoyed the facts associated with this mesmerizing bird of paradise. 

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