Red Bird of Paradise

Large, up to 33 cm long, brown and yellow with a dark brown iris, grey legs and yellow bill. The male has an emerald green face, a pair of elongated black corkscrew-shaped tail wires, dark green feather pompoms above each eye and a train of glossy crimson red plumes with whitish tips at either side of the breast. The male measures up to 72 cm long, including the ornamental red plumes that require at least six years to fully attain. The female is similar but smaller in size, with a dark brown face and has no ornamental red plumes. The diet consists mainly of fruits, berries and arthropods.

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The Red Bird of Paradise is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Red Bird of Paradise, Dwarf Poinciana, Pride of Barbados, Peacock Flower, flamboyan-de-jardin Caesalpinia pulcherrima is Naturalized in Texas and other States. Positive jlk818 On Oct 9, 2006, jlk818 from Fort Stockton, TX wrote: I can't say enough good things about this plant. Out here in hot dry W. Texas it has been just beautiful. We put it on a drip system for deep watering. The 2nd year it was about 5 ft. More

blossoms, the Red Bird of Paradise plant is truly the Peacock Flower of tropical gardens. Red Bird of Paradise plants have the formidable botanical name of Caesalpinia pulcherima but in countless garden, parks, mountainsides and along highway medians in the U.S., Mexico, Asia, Africa and Central America, this vibrant summer flower is known and loved as The Red Bird of Paradise. More

The Red Bird of Paradise is one of several desert plants that I recommend for people who want desert plants that are perennial (you need to plant them only once), hardy, low care, relatively drought resistant, easy to find, pretty cheap to buy, and provide lovely color many times during the year. See Red Bird of Paradise pictures. The botanical name for Red Bird of Paradise is Caesalpinia pulcherrima. More

Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubraRed Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra), also Cendrawasih Merah, is a bird of paradise in the genus Paradisaea, family Paradisaeidae. Description Large, up to 33cm long, brown and yellow with a dark brown iris, grey legs and yellow bill. More

The red bird of paradise perennial plant produces a large blossom that resembles the head of a bird. Flowers sit on large shoots that often reach 3 to 5 feet in length. At the base of the flowers, foliage forms a clump of dark evergreen stiff leaves. The plant requires a greenhouse or a tropical climate to survive and thrive. Follow a simple process to transplant these beautiful plants properly. More

The red bird of paradise is a striking plant that draws attention to any landscape. Its flower, when in bloom, has characteristics similar to those of a bird's beak and plume. Bird of paradise prefers warm temperatures and does well in southern gardens. People who want bird of paradise often purchase it as a seedling, but it can be... More

A note about distribution: The Red Bird of Paradise is endemic to the small Waigeo and Batanta Islands in West Papua, Indonesia, by the western point of the island of New Guinea. Jan Posted 14 months ago. ( permalink ) view profile cathy_rattu Pro User says: nicely caught! Posted 7 months ago. More

A rare red bird of paradise is being raised by its mother at the Houston Zoo. The chick hatched in the Zoo More

The Red Bird of Paradise is endemic and can only be found on Waigeo/Gam and Batanta. The birds come in from the inland towards the same tree, early morning every day. They only stay inland if it is raining or has rained heavily that night. If this happens, the trip is cancelled. More

The red bird of paradise is one of the most colorful and easiest to take care of plants for Phoenix. It is decidious but blooms continuously through the summer. Neither heat nor frost are a problem for this plant in the lower desert. Blooms Sp Su F W Watering Sched. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Paradisaeidae
Genus : Paradisaea
Species : rubra
Authority : Daudin, 1800