Today I want to write about one of the most stunning and beautiful birds in the world, the king bird-of-paradise.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These beautiful birds grow to only 16 cm long, making them the smallest bird-of-paradise in the world.
- The male king bird-of-paradise has bright red and white feathers, bright blue feet and long green plumes that have small discs on the end. The female is a very dull brown.
- They mainly eat fruit and insects.
- At breeding time, the males put on a spectacular show that can last for hours, dancing and posing for females. The females then build the nest and look after the young by themselves.
- King birds-of-paradise are one of the most common species of bird-of-paradise and can be found in lowland forests all around the island of New Guinea.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about king birds-of-paradise?