Image: Lawes' Parotia chest plumage

Lawes' Parotia chest plumage

Detail of the breast shield feathers of the male Lawes' Parotia

Photographer:
Carl Bento
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

By rapidly flicking his breast shield up and outwards during courtship displays, the male Lawes's Parotia shows off the highly iridescent qualities of the feathers.

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