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Birds of Paradise live in Papua New Guinea which are in imminen extinct danger.
This item bird of Paradise is an antique bird specimen. Very good condition.
Setting in a gorgeous mahogany and glass case. The case size is 570 * 550 * 610 mm.

The birds of paradise are the most amazing and incredibly colourful family of birds. It is suspected that trade in skins and tail feathers of these birds has been going on in S. E. Asia for around 5000 years. The natives of Papua New Guinea have used the tail feathers as adornment for as long as is known and probably long before that. There is no doubt that the males are stunningly beautiful in some species. This beauty has also had the positive result that they have received a fair amount of attention from ornithologists over the last 150 years.
Birds of Paradise, as far as is known, are relatively long-lived birds with lives extending well over 15 and perhaps up to 25 years. The males of some species take up to 5 years to mature and attain their splendid plumage, females, however, breed in their second year.
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