Thursday, September 10, 2009

Beautiful world

This iridescent green disc is at the tip of the tail feathers of a king bird of paradise in Papua New Guinea.

4 comments:

runnerfrog said...

Is this from the new species discovered there inside a vulcano crater?

Tai said...

Yes! I love that story. This bird is not actually a new species, but it was found in the Mt. Bosavi crater. Are you related to any of the 16 new species of frogs that were discovered there?

runnerfrog said...

They are the 16 generals for the final takeover. The end is near.

Tai said...

A coup d’frog? Bring it on. I'm sure you'll do a better job of running things than the naked apes.