A female of western parotia (Parotia sefilata) one of the 6 species of Parotias. Western parotia belongs to the family of birds commonly known as birds of paradise. Birds of Paradise are indigenous to the whole island of Papua and surrounding islets. In the Arfak mountains, there are 7 species of birds of paradise. Unfortunately, I didn't have the luck to see the spectacular plumage of any male.


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