Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Victoria's Riflebird - Ptiloris victoriae

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female and male Victoria's Riflebird, a Bird of Paradise.



Victoria's Riflebird  - Ptiloris victoriae
© NF Photo 140909, Chambers Lodge, Queensland

The tree fruit they are eating on seem to be bandicoot berry Leea indica. Seemed to be very popular for birds to feed on. 

Learn more about Victoria's Riflebird on wiki

Looking for the video below I got myself a real surprise. I have seen this dance on TV but I had no idea whatsoever I was looking at and photographed the very bird in the garden that morning.

Enjoy the video. I did.
Youtube video Riflebird dancing

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  1. Hello, pretty bird and wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing the video!

  2. What a fun bird to watch! I can see why they are birds of paradise; they are quite exotic. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Interesting to see the birds of Australia through your lens.

  4. Strange bird ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

  5. I saw this bird once displaying in Australlia but I did not see the female. FAntastic shot and video

  6. Great photos of a very interesting bird

  7. The male looks like a real beauty.

  8. Exquisite birds! I love your photos and it's so amazing getting to see the dance on video! Love it!

  9. Wow...the courtship display of this bird I have only seen on National Geographic. Wonderful images today. Thanks for adding your link to this post at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend.

  10. What a great bird - I have only seen the female. Work may take me back to Q'land this year, so I may get another chance.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne


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