Diphyllodes magnificus. Transforming into an extravagant bouquet...
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Image #cld1820800
SpeciesDiphyllodes magnificus
LocalityWest Papua, Indonesia
DescriptionTransforming into an extravagant bouquet of colors and shapes, a male Magnificent Bird-of-paradise puts on his best show in the hopes of impressing a female visitor to his courting ground. She has a critical eye for imperfections as she will be selecting him based on the merits of his display alone – a testament to his overall fitness and desirable genes. This selective pressure is the driving force behind the evolution of some of the most incredible avian spectacles in the world. 
Keywordsanimal | bird | bird-of-paradise | courtship | display | fauna | guinea | irian | jaya | magnificent | new | paradiseidae | wildlife


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