This week's "Birds of Paradise" is inspired by a National Geographic Magazine issue I read quite a few years ago in which these birds were featured. There are about forty species that are currently classified as a bird of Paradise, most of which are located in New Guinea.
They aren't the cutest thing, but they are surely beautiful and definitely WOWs me. Such beautiful shapes and forms, with colourful feathers and extravagant plumes. They are a threatened group of birds, so hopefully this raises a bit more awareness for them!
Check out all the stunning pictures: