bird of paradise taxidermy

This Red Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea rubra) has some impressive feathers coming off of either edge of its chest. Take a good look; those huge arcs of plumage aren’t its wings! These great displays are perfect for attracting the ladies, and add in the two long, wire-like display feathers in the tail, and you have one weird, sexy bird.

Photo credit: Kaitie Janecke