Birds of Paradise

I got to go to Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls yesterday, and I started searching for images of birds online after my visit. I found these images, they feature birds of paradise and were made by Richard Bowdler Sharpe at the end of the 18th century. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous drawings and gorgeous birds.

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  1. Gitte says:

    My boyfriend and I are currently watching Planet Earth – and some birds of paradise are featured such as the parotia lawesi. Those male birds sure are colorful and extravagant!

    • Sushi Bird says:

      They look totally unreal… I wish I could see them for myself, but a several month excursion into the bush seems far away from my current life plan. I have been contemplating getting into bird watching, but in Tokyo it is limited to crows, ravens and pigeons atm ;)