The Wilson’s Bird Of Paradise Embellishes the Beauty of The Jungle

If you are roaming in the jungles of Eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Eastern Australia then you might be lucky enough to behold this exquisite Wilson’s Bird of Paradise. 

The Wilson’s Bird of Paradise’s scientific name is Respublica and belongs to the Paradisaeidae family.

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Wilson’s Bird of Paradise is most likely to habitat in the dense rainforests at an altitude of 300 meters. It is the most colorful of all the species within the Paradisaeidae family. 

Surprisingly, Wilson’s Bird of Paradise is considered Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, due to the rapid increase in exploitation and habitat loss.

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Prominently, males are easier to locate because of their vibrant red and black color, as compared to females. However, males are around 6.3 inches in size and weigh 53-67 grams while females weigh up to 60 grams, and the size is the same.

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The male Wilson’s Birds have a gleaming bright silver curved tail which is enough to drive your attention toward its beauty.

You’re so fortunate if you have the beautiful sight of this bird. Let’s know more about this beauty of the Jungle. 

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Both the males and females are extremely charming, but the males have more vibrant colors.

The yellow structure on the neck of the male Wilson’s Bird gives a shawl-like appearance and its light green mouth beautifies its look. The rich blue feet and two curved violet tail feathers can grab your all attention as they adorn the colors fantastically.

The Female Wilson’s Birds of Paradise is undeniably simple, they have a brownish color with a bare blue crown over the head.

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Both males and females have an ablaze crown on their heads, but the crown of males has a black double cross pattern over them.

An intensely bright blue bare-skinned crown is clearly visible by night. 

The Wilson’s Birds of Paradise feed on fruits, insects, arthropods, etc.

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Astonishingly, the males impress their partner by performing an elaborate mating dance, and before the dance, they clear an area to create a display court.

They accompany their dance with songs and calls. The male perches on a branch in the middle of their court and flexes the ablaze collar and the interested female perches in reply, on the branch above the male.

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Only the females are responsible to raise the young ones because the males become busy finding other females for mating.

This species is polygynous, where one male is supposed to mate with multiple females, so the female evaluates the male by his courtship behavior and won’t after she is left on her own to raise the young ones.

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