Birds of Paradise

January 17, 2011 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Watch Nature: Birds of the Gods at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 on Wisconsin Public Television.

Journey into the depths of the New Guinean rainforest and find the same birds European explorers first discovered in the 16th century.  Birds so colorful and beautiful they were believed to be from the heavens and were named birds of paradise.  You can watch a brief preview here to see more of the amazing birds like the one to the right.  Without a doubt, these are the most interesting and peculiar birds I have ever seen.  Some of them don’t even really look like birds, not in the conventional way we think of birds here in Wisconsin anyways.  They come in all sorts of bright colors and have feathers that can completely change their shape.  Not sure if they can fly, but they could certainly scare away a predator or two.

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