~Twelve-wired Bird-of-Paradise (Seleucidis melanoleuca) male displaying to a female at his display pole in the swamp rain forest at Nimbokrang, Papau, Indonesia, Island of New Guinea. Photo by Tim Laman.
The astrapias are a genus, Astrapia, of birds-of-paradise. The genus contains five species. They are endemic to New Guinea. The males have highly iridescent plumage and remarkably long tails. Females are duller and have shorter tails.
The Jackson's Widowbird (Euplectes jacksoni) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Kenya and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.