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Riflebird (Ptiloris), Queensland, Australia

Riflebird (Ptiloris), Queensland, Australia


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Riflebird (Ptiloris), Queensland, Australia

A male Riflebird, perched on a branch. The plumage is velvety black with a beautiful iridescent purple sheen, which becomes more blue-green on the head and more bronze on the lower breast. It uses its plumage to full effect during its mating dance

TRURI : 2007.30.177

Media ID 19207179

© RIC, photographer Mike Searle

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