A lesser bird of paradise flaunts his flank plumes to entice females.<br> <br> <a href="http://www.timlaman.com/">www.timlaman.com</a>
Nine years ago, two men began an extraordinary quest: to be the first to find and document all 39 species of the legendary birds of paradise. After 18 expeditions and over 39,000 photographs, their vision is complete.
This story appears in the December 2012 issue of National Geographic magazine.
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