Birds of paradise

An Indian team of birders braves the swampy and mountainous terrain of Papua New Guinea to photograph the birds of paradise, in particular the spectacular Raggiana.

Raggiana bird of paradise.


Vogelkop superb bird of paradise.

Lesser bird of paradise.

Raggiana bird of paradise.

Raggiana bird of paradise.

Raggiana bird of paradise.

Raggiana bird of paradise.

Western parotia bird of paradise.

Magnificent bird of paradise.

Blue bird of paradise.

Black-eared catbird.

Black-billed sicklebird.

Papuan king parrot.

A bower (nest-like structure) with coloured stones brought by the birds to decorate the bower.

Wilson’s bird of paradise.

King bird of paradise.

Ribbon-tailed astrapia.

The Indian team at Varirata National Park: (from left to right) Sunil Onamkulam, Akhil Vinayak Menon, Sabu kinattukara, P.S. Nistar, Dr Nigil Haroon, Govind Vijaykumar, Dhanesh, Jainy kuriakose and Vinod Venugopal.

A family of Papua New Guineans.

A typical landscape of Papua New Guinea.

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Raggiana bird of paradise.
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