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a king bird of paradise in New Guinea
March 15, 2013

King Bird of Paradise, New Guinea

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Constantly trailed by his own flying saucers, a king bird of paradise clings to a vine in the New Guinea rain forest. His vivid colors and bizarre tail feathers evolved from millennia of competition for female favor.

See more pictures from the December 2012 feature story "Paradise Found."

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Photograph by Tim Laman, National Geographic

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