Where is Paradise?
Birds of paradise are found ONLY from eastern Australia to New Guinea and surrounding islands. With abundant food, varied habitats and few predators, the birds have been free to evolve with great diversity and exaggerate their most attractive traits to a degree that they look absurd.
There are 39 species identified and photographed in the wild by National Geographic.
Check these out!
- Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Photog Spends Eight Years Capturing the 39 Birds of Paradise (petapixel.com)
- Birds of paradise – in pictures (guardian.co.uk)