Analysis Of The Birds Of Paradise

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Not knowing if they had legs in life or not, Rembrandt’s rang his bets and drew the birds on two sheets. One sheet with the birds with no legs and the other sheet with the birds with legs. This early attempt at scientific accuracy did not influence the narrative about creatures from an earthly paradise. The myth about these wonderful birds continued to retain its hold on the popular imagination even in the face of contrary evidence arriving on ships in the 18th century.
For more than 400 years naturalists tended to label any unusual or beautiful crow like bird found in New Guinea region as the birds of paradise. Because of this, it led to many species being mistaken for the birds of paradise. Scientific understanding about what is a bird of paradise has changed over time as science progresses. Over the decades 39 species of these birds have been discovered.
Some of the worlds most beautiful islands also have some of the worlds most beautiful birds inhabiting them. The home of two species that are found nowhere else is in the uplift islands in the Raja Ampat region which is surrounded by ultramarine waters harboring the worlds richest coral reefs. These birds that are found here are called the Red and Wilson birds of paradise. Wallace did not travel in region like this on his own. He worked with a lot of people. He
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The landscape that made the birds of paradise possible is complex and full of contrasts. The amazing island of New Guinea is geologically young and ancient. The oldest sections of New Guinea are pieces of the old supercontinent of Gondwana. The younger sections are quite recent by geologic standards. New Guinea may harbor just as much as ten percent of the earths species. Since it is relatively kept away from other major landmasses, it’s geologic history has followed a path that created a particular heaven for
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