The 39 species of birds-of-paradise embrace tiny, starling-sized birds and massive, crow-sized birds; birds in vivid blues, greens, and reds; birds with head plumes, tail plumes, back plumes, chest plumes, and no plumes; mountain birds and swamp birds; department dancers, pole dancers, ballerina dancers. There is a single extant species in this household. A. Many birds occasionally mate with members of other chook species, producing hybrid offspring,” mentioned Irby J. Lovette, director of the Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. ABRS (ABRS 2009a) lists five Australian species in three genera with about one other 5 species undescribed.
Then there’s the cuckoo, a notorious brood parasite Females lay their eggs in the nests of other birds who … Read More