Cendrawasih (Birds of Paradise)

Cendrawasih is a family member Paradisaeidae of the order Passeriformes. They are found in eastern Indonesia, the islands of Torres Strait, Papua New Guinea, Australia and east. This bird is known for the male plumage of many species, especially the fur is very long and complex that grows from the beak, wings or head. Size of cendrawasih from cendrawasih king at 50 grams and 15 cm to cendrawasih Part-sickle Black at 110 cm and cendrawasih Crest Manukod-rolled at 430 grams.


The most famous of cendrawasih is a member of the genus Paradisaea, including its type species, large yellow bird of cendrawasih, Paradisaea Apoda.This species was described from specimens brought to Europe from trading expeditions. These specimens were prepared by native traders by removing the wings and legs can be used for decoration. It is not known by the explorers and led the belief that these birds never landed but remain in the air because of the feathers. This isorigin of the name of the bird of paradise ( ' bird paradise' bythe British ) and the name of the type Apoda which means 'no legs'.


Many species have elaborate mating ritual, mating system types Paradisaea are male birds gather to show their beauty in birds compete for females to mate. While other species such as the types Cicinnurus and Parotia have irregular mating dance. Males in sexually dimorphic species are polygamous. Many bird hybrid that is described as new species, and several species of doubtful validity. Number eggs somewhat less certain. In large type, perhaps almost always one egg. Small type can produce as much as 2-3 eggs