Paradisaea minor, Lesser Bird-of-paradise, Cendrawasih Kecil

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Paradisaea minor, Lesser Bird-of-paradise, Cendrawasih Kecil

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The Lesser Bird of Paradise, Paradisaea minor, is a bird of paradise in the genus Paradisaea.
The Lesser Bird of Paradise is medium-sized, up to 32cm-long, maroon-brown with a yellow crown and brownish-yellow upper back. The male has a dark emerald-green throat, a pair of long tail-wires and is adorned with ornamental flank plumes which are deep yellow at their base and fade outwards into white. The female is a maroon bird with a dark-brown head and whitish underparts.

It resembles the larger Greater Bird of Paradise, but the male of that species has a dark chest, whereas the female is entirely brown (no whitish underparts).

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