Lesser Bird of Paradise
Paradisaea minor

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Range and habitat:
Lesser birds of paradise are found in the forests of New Guinea as well as on some nearby islands.

Natural diet:
These birds eat fruit and insects.

Size / weight range:
Growing to be about 32 cm (12 inches) long, Lesser birds of paradise can weigh up to 160 to 250 grams (5-8 ounces).

Interesting facts:
Lesser birds of paradies are not considered endangered; they are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN. Male birds of paradise have bright yellow tail plumes, which they display elaborately in groups. These birds have strong legs and use them to hang while foraging and to perform courtship displays.

Location at The Toledo Zoo:
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