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.