Saturday, October 13, 2007

Mysterious Bird

I snapped this picture of a bird at the Museum of Natural History in New York. I just tried doing a little research on my own to see what it is but didn't have any luck. I should have just stopped to read the label on the exhibit but we were moving really quickly through it at that point and it just didn't occur to me.
Let me know if you can identify it, or if you have any ideas about how to research it. The long feather coming out of the crown is the most unique aspect of it but I've had trouble describing it.

3 comments:

Larry said...

If you put it on birdforum someone will identify it.
http://www.birdforum.net/

BirdingGirl said...

Thanks for the tip Larry- I just signed up!

Patrick Belardo said...

It's one of the Birds of Paradise - I believe it's the King of Saxony Bird of Paradise specifically.