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NATURE | Birds of the Gods | Blue Bird of Paradise | PBS

Duration: 01:52
Program: Nature #2807

A Blue bird of paradise displays for local conservationist Miriam Supuma.

Living on the island of New Guinea are birds of unimaginable color and beauty. When Europeans first saw the plumes of these fabulous creatures in the sixteenth century, they believed they had escaped from the garden of Eden and called them Birds of Paradise. The people of New Guinea treasure the birds' feathers as religious relics. But to find these birds in the dense forest is a tough assignment, and to witness their extraordinary mating displays is even tougher. NATURE brings you a pair of New Guinean scientists who took on the challenge of filming these remarkable birds.

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Post Date: January 21, 2011