Wildlife Photo Set: The Birds-of-Paradise Project Highlighted

Wildlife Photo Set: The Birds-of-Paradise Project Highlighted


For the first time in history, National Geographic photographer Tim Laman and Cornell Lab scientist Ed Scholes succeeded in taking photos of all the 39 species of fowls included in the list of bird-of-paradise family. The project took no more than 8 years in the making, and 18 expeditions to New Guinea, Australia, and nearby islands to complete, and everything proved to be worth of all risk.

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These 39 birds-of-paradise included everything, from the smallest of birds to the largest of fowls, from different shades of feathers, either with or without plumes, from those who have mountain habitats to swamp territories, even from the simple branch dancers to some ballerina dancers. This project is the first to capture all 39 birds, with stills and clips.

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THE 39

1. Greater Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea apoda)

Retrieved from http://timlaman.com/contents/PHOTO%20GALLERIES/BIRDS%20OF%20PARADISE/image-BOP-100918-002/.

Retrieved from http://timlaman.com/contents/PHOTO%20GALLERIES/BIRDS%20OF%20PARADISE/image-BOP-100918-002/.

 

2. Victoria’s Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae)

http://timlaman.com/#/photo-galleries/birds-of-paradise/BOP-080906-065---Version-2.

http://timlaman.com/#/photo-galleries/birds-of-paradise/BOP-080906-065—Version-2.

 

3. Carola’s Parotia (Parotia Carolae)

Retrieved from http://timlaman.com/#/photo-galleries/birds-of-paradise/BOP-111017-044.

Retrieved from http://timlaman.com/#/photo-galleries/birds-of-paradise/BOP-111017-044.

4. Black Sicklebill (Epimachus fastosus)

Retrieved from http://www.timlaman.com/#/photo-galleries/birds-of-paradise/BOP-090812-019---Version-2.

Retrieved from http://www.timlaman.com/#/photo-galleries/birds-of-paradise/BOP-090812-019—Version-2.

5. Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise (Cicinnurus respublica)

Retrieved from http://timlaman.com/contents/PHOTO%20GALLERIES/BIRDS%20OF%20PARADISE/image-BOP-101002-123---Version-2/.

Retrieved from http://timlaman.com/contents/PHOTO%20GALLERIES/BIRDS%20OF%20PARADISE/image-BOP-101002-123—Version-2/.

6. Ribbon-tailed Astrapia (Astrapia mayeri)

Retrieved from http://astronomy-to-zoology.tumblr.com/post/41631437884/ribbon-tailed-astrapia-astrapia-mayeri-is-a.

Retrieved from http://astronomy-to-zoology.tumblr.com/post/41631437884/ribbon-tailed-astrapia-astrapia-mayeri-is-a.

7. Bronze Parotia (Parotia berlepschi)

Retrieved from http://www.natgeocreative.com/photography/1331115.

Retrieved from http://www.natgeocreative.com/photography/1331115.

8. Trumpet Manucode (Phonygammus keraudrenii)

Retrieved from http://ibc.lynxeds.com/photo/trumpet-manucode-manucodia-keraudrenii/bird-perched-branch.

Retrieved from http://ibc.lynxeds.com/photo/trumpet-manucode-manucodia-keraudrenii/bird-perched-branch.

9. Goldie’s Bird-of-Paradise ( Paradisaea decora)

Retrieved from http://aggressiveopinions.blogspot.com/2010/06/you-are-still-marooned-fab-10.html.

Retrieved from http://aggressiveopinions.blogspot.com/2010/06/you-are-still-marooned-fab-10.html.

10. Magnificent Riflebird (Ptiloris magnificus)

Retrieved from http://www.kutilang.or.id/burung/konservasi/toowa-cemerlang/.

Retrieved from http://www.kutilang.or.id/burung/konservasi/toowa-cemerlang/.

11. Black-billed Sicklebill (Drepanornis albertisi)

Retrieved from http://discoveryspecies.blogspot.com/2008/07/drepanornis-albertisi-bird-of-paradise.html.

Retrieved from http://discoveryspecies.blogspot.com/2008/07/drepanornis-albertisi-bird-of-paradise.html.

12. Super Bird-of-Paradise (Lophorina superba)

Retrieved from http://missosology.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=76742.

Retrieved from http://missosology.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=76742.

13. Paradise Riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus)

14. Wahnes’s Parotia (Parotia wahnesi)

Retrieved from http://timlaman.com/contents/PHOTO%20GALLERIES/BIRDS%20OF%20PARADISE/image-BOP-111017-044/.

Retrieved from http://timlaman.com/contents/PHOTO%20GALLERIES/BIRDS%20OF%20PARADISE/image-BOP-111017-044/.

15. Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea raggiana)

Retrieved from http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/08/10/top-25-wild-bird-photographs-of-the-week-19/bird-of-paradise-raggiana-papua-new-guinea-ar-2/.

Retrieved from http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/08/10/top-25-wild-bird-photographs-of-the-week-19/bird-of-paradise-raggiana-papua-new-guinea-ar-2/.

 

16. Paradise-crow (Lycocorax pyrrhopterus)

Retrieved from  http://jonathanhornbuckle.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=138550115.

Retrieved from http://jonathanhornbuckle.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=138550115.

 

17. King Bird-of-Paradise (Cicinnurus regius)

Retrieved from http://astronomy-to-zoology.tumblr.com/post/36223531901/king-bird-of-paradise-cicinnurus-regius-not.

Retrieved from http://astronomy-to-zoology.tumblr.com/post/36223531901/king-bird-of-paradise-cicinnurus-regius-not.

 

18. Stephanie’s Astrapia (Astrapia stephaniae)

Retrieved from http://leesbird.com/?attachment_id=29777.

Retrieved from http://leesbird.com/?attachment_id=29777.

 

19. Brown Sicklebill (Epimachus meyeri)

Retrieved from http://pengembaradunia.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/bird-of-paradise/epimachus-meyeri-brown-sicklebill/.

Retrieved from http://pengembaradunia.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/bird-of-paradise/epimachus-meyeri-brown-sicklebill/.

 

20. Western Parotia(Parotia sefilata)

Retrieved from http://asdics2.rssing.com/chan-1981266/all_p42.html.

Retrieved from http://asdics2.rssing.com/chan-1981266/all_p42.html.

 

21. Standardwing Bird-of-Paradise (Semioptera wallacii)

Retrieved from http://timlaman.photoshelter.com/image/I0000zOgVDTdTTvM.

Retrieved from http://timlaman.photoshelter.com/image/I0000zOgVDTdTTvM.

 

22. Jobi Manucode (Manucodia jobiensis)

Retrieved from http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/5536672/post314482907/

Retrieved from http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/5536672/post314482907/

 

23. King-of-Saxony Bird-of-Paradise (Pteridophora alberti)

Retrieved from http://www.thefeaturedcreature.com/2012/12/king-of-saxony-bird-of-paradise.html.

Retrieved from http://www.thefeaturedcreature.com/2012/12/king-of-saxony-bird-of-paradise.html.

 

24. Curl-crested Manucode (Manucodia comrii)

Retrieved from http://www.allposters.com/-sp/A-Curl-Crested-Manucode-Feeds-Chicks-At-Nest-Posters_i9698497_.htm.

Retrieved from http://www.allposters.com/-sp/A-Curl-Crested-Manucode-Feeds-Chicks-At-Nest-Posters_i9698497_.htm.

 

25. Lesser Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea minor)

Retrieved from http://ibc.lynxeds.com/photo/lesser-bird-paradise-paradisaea-minor/female-perched-branch.

Retrieved from http://ibc.lynxeds.com/photo/lesser-bird-paradise-paradisaea-minor/female-perched-branch.

 

26. Long-tailed Paradigalla (Paradigalla carunculata)

Retrieved from http://macaulaylibrary.org/search?taxon=birds%20of%20paradise&taxon_rank_id=55&taxon_id=12012529&tab=video-thumb&order=length&page=68.

Retrieved from http://macaulaylibrary.org/search?taxon=birds%20of%20paradise&taxon_rank_id=55&taxon_id=12012529&tab=video-thumb&order=length&page=68.

 

27. Huon Astrapia (Astrapia rothschildi)

Retrieved from http://pengembaradunia.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/bird-of-paradise/astrapia-rothschildi-huon-astrapia/.

Retrieved from http://pengembaradunia.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/bird-of-paradise/astrapia-rothschildi-huon-astrapia/.

 

28. Twelve-wired Bird-of-Paradise (Seleucidis melanoleucus)

Retrieved from http://acfold.blogspot.com/2013/03/birds-of-paradise3-9-2013.html.

Retrieved from http://acfold.blogspot.com/2013/03/birds-of-paradise3-9-2013.html.

 

29. Crinkle-collared Manucode (Manucodia chalybatus)

Retrieved from https://macaulaylibrary.org/bins/69/share.

Retrieved from https://macaulaylibrary.org/bins/69/share.

 

30. Red Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea rubra)

Retrieved from http://www.uploadimages4free.com/browse_images/birds_of_paradise_red_bird_of_paradise_paradisaea_rubra_2007-4620.html.

Retrieved from http://www.uploadimages4free.com/browse_images/birds_of_paradise_red_bird_of_paradise_paradisaea_rubra_2007-4620.html.

 

31. Arfak Astrapia (Astrapia nigra)

Retrieved from http://www.bernardvanelegem.com/image/adult-male-arfak-astrapia-2.

Retrieved from http://www.bernardvanelegem.com/image/adult-male-arfak-astrapia-2.

 

32. Splendid Astrapia (Astrapia splendidissima)

Retrieved from http://ibc.lynxeds.com/photo/splendid-astrapia-astrapia-splendidissima/splendid-astrapia.

Retrieved from http://ibc.lynxeds.com/photo/splendid-astrapia-astrapia-splendidissima/splendid-astrapia.

 

33. Blue Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea rudolphi)

Retrieved from http://tu.pcpop.com/all-918702.htm.

Retrieved from http://tu.pcpop.com/all-918702.htm.

 

34. Emperor Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea guilielmi)

Retrieved from http://ibc.lynxeds.com/photo/emperor-bird-paradise-paradisaea-guilielmi/male-displaying.

Retrieved from http://ibc.lynxeds.com/photo/emperor-bird-paradise-paradisaea-guilielmi/male-displaying.

 

35. Short-tailed Paradigalla (Paradigalla brevicauda)

Retrieved from http://www.barraimaging.com.au/Favourites/Favourites.

Retrieved from http://www.barraimaging.com.au/Favourites/Favourites.

 

36. Lawes’s Parotia (Parotia lawesii)

Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Lawes's_Parotia.

Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Lawes’s_Parotia.

 

37. Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus)

Retrieved from http://www.pbase.com/image/118716657.

Retrieved from http://www.pbase.com/image/118716657.

 

38. Glossy-mantled Manucode (Manucodia ater)

Retrieved from http://ibc.lynxeds.comantled-manucode-manucodia-ater/bird-sitting-tree-outside-cottage.

Retrieved from http://ibc.lynxeds.comantled-manucode-manucodia-ater/bird-sitting-tree-outside-cottage.

 

39. Pale-billed Sicklebill (Drepanornis bruijini)

Retrieved from http://www.timlaman.com/contents/PHOTO%20GALLERIES/BIRDS%20OF%20PARADISE/image-BOP-100630-089/.

Retrieved from http://www.timlaman.com/contents/PHOTO%20GALLERIES/BIRDS%20OF%20PARADISE/image-BOP-100630-089/.

 

The Birds-of-Paradise Project was made conceivable in cooperation by the lavish support of the estate of Madelon G. and Robert Wehner to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Source/s: http://www.birdsofparadiseproject.org/

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