Red birds of Paradise

I wouldn’t normally post an image of this quality but I can’t imagine I will ever have another bird of paradise.  To see this red bird of paradise, we rose at 4am and climbed, in the darkness, high into the Papua New Guinea rainforest on Gam Island to arrive at a site before dawn.  This is a regular spot for these birds to display, and display they did, right in the treetops with a grey sky as a backdrop.  We were lucky to get a photo of any sort but, at least, this gives an idea of the beauty of these birds.

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