Raggiana Bird of Paradise

Paradisaea raggiana

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The Raggiana bird of paradise is actually the national bird of Papua New Guinea. Thus, this bird has served a cultural purpose for a long time, often being used in ceremonies and festivals. 

These birds do not form pair bonds. Instead, after mating, the males will return to their perch to continue to defend it and further show off by clapping their wings and shaking their heads in an attempt to find another female to mate with. Once a female has mated, she will nest and incubate the eggs alone.
 

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