Their gape is an unbelievably bright yellow which the male uses like a beacon during their bizarre courtship behaviour.Males have a favourite display stump, usually deep in the forest.
Notes: Black bird with iridescent green/blue crown, throat, breast and tail, long black bill. Images have been uploaded in low resolution for storage efficiency, ( they do not reflect the true image quality). Paradise Riflebird | Ptiloris paradiseus photo Paradise Riflebird Image by Ken Clifton - Some rights reserved. More Paradise Riflebird distribution map The male Paradise Riflebird has shiny black plumage with iridescent green marking on top of head and upper breast. More The Paradise Riflebird is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Victorias Riflebird (named after Queen Victoria) is the smallest of the Australian species at 23cm long and is found in the elevated rainforests between Cooktown and Paluma.
This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.More Paradise Riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus) - 3 years ago Paradise Riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus) Filmed at Mary Cairncross Reserve, Se Qld September 1995 using Canon EX1 Hi8 & Sigma 400mm lens.