PHOTO GALLERIES: BIRDS OF PARADISE: Emperor Bird-of Paradise

Emperor Bird-of Paradise (Paradisaea guilielmi) males displaying at their lek in the top of the rain forest canopy.  Their display includes a inverted dance in which they hang below the branch and spread their plumes to show to females watching from above.
Emperor Bird-of Paradise , Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea

 

Emperor Bird-of Paradise (Paradisaea guilielmi) males displaying at their lek in the top of the rain forest canopy. Their display includes a inverted dance in which they hang below the branch and spread their plumes to show to females watching from above.