Gouldie's Bird of Paradise
Paradisea decora

The Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan Islands
Vol.1 - Plate No. 27

Length: 33 cm

The Goldie's Bird of Paradise is a beautiful bird of paradise found only in the d'Entrecasteaux Islands. In this illustration the bird with the beautiful red feathers in its flanks is the male, the other female. Because this bird is found only in these two small islands, and their number is small, little is known of their breeding habits or nests. If the environment of the islands is not properly maintained, there is a great danger that they may become extinct.