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Lesser bird of paradise, Paradisaea minor, AV4483

Physical Description

Two-perch mount with two birds on it. This specimen is the male, a flamboyant looking bird with modified wing feathers. Mounted in a lowered standing position on the upper perch. Its wings are loosely barbed feathers and are held back and out from body as though the bird is displaying. Body is leaning forward so that it is tilted with head down, beak pointing up and tail held up. Has two single-thread tail feathers that stick straight up then curve around.


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 850 x 340 x 410mm



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