The birds of paradise are bird species which are found in New Guinea and several nearby places along with Maluku Islands and Australia’s eastern portions. This family has exactly forty one species in them which are best known for the finding of plumage of the family’s majority males, especially the highly elaborate and elongated feathers which extend from the wings, beak, tail or head. These birds are mostly confined to the dense rainforest habitat in which they target fruits and arthropods to live.
These birds of paradise contain quite a cultural importance to the people of Papua New Guinea. The skins and the feathers of the birds of paradise are used as trade by the locals for a long time now. These birds are also of considerable interest to the ornithologists, Western collectors, and writers. As the number of species of birds of paradise is decreasing day by day, these species are now in danger of becoming one of the endangered species. The main cause of this is attributed to the hunting by locals and the loss of habitat.
The Birds of paradise looks like crow in outer form and range in size 15 cm to 44 cm; however the longest species can be estimated at 110 cm. The wings of the birds of paradise are round in size although they look different in some of the species. These animals are breathtaking to look at as they are quite beautiful. Animals like these ask the mercy of humans and ask them to actively participate in different campaigns to save their species, which add to the beauty of nature.