Paradise Riflebird

Scientific Name: Ptiloris paradiseus

Country: Australia

  • First Photographed: 18 December 2018
  • World Bird Number: 449
  • Australian Bird Number: 304

First Record – Very high on my want list I was not to hopeful as the mist and rain was keeping me confined to the carpark and toilet block area. It got quite dark when a bird landed in a bush right next to me. I could only just make it out and was surprised to find that it was a female Paradise Riflebird.  The bird I had intended to search for had found me!  A little while later the clouds cleared and I was rewarded with views of the stunning male as well.