Meet this magnificent, Amazing, weird, and intrepid cute bird. I bet he will steal your eyes in no time. Its name is Victoria’s Riflebird who endemic to the Atherton Tablelands region of north-eastern Queensland. Aboriginal people call duwuduwu.
The Victoria’s Riflebird was found by John Macgillivray in 1848. they are in their extinction range, therefore the bird name on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is recorded in Appendix II of CITES
In addition, this bird is on the list of birds-of-paradise see in Australia. Do you want to know others?
Paradise Riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus) found in NSW and central Queensland;
Trumpet Manucode (Manucodia keraudrenii) from the Cape York Peninsula;
Magnificent Riflebird (Ptiloris magnificus) see in Cape York Peninsula
That male bird’s colors are incredibly stunning because of that black and shiny purple sheen plumage. And that turquoise feathers mixing to their chests, head, and tails too. That beauty is the reason all our eyes are stopped.
Females are brown in color. They have a pale eyebrow, and the chests are faintly barred with brown in color.
Riflebirds’ body size is between 23cm to 25cm.
When they want to attract a female,the male bird will enlarge their body and swell the feather to show up the turquoise patterning. Then the male bird will be dancing with rounded feathers until the female said yes.
DIET / FEEDING
These birds love to eat insects, and fruits and they peel fruit skin with one foot.
However, these beautiful creature is hard to see because they always live hidden to protect themselves. We got this rear information from the Bird of Paradise Project that gives a lot of fantastic news to the world every day. You can see their amazing video too.