It is better to be a young June-bug

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It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.

A Mark Twain quotation

Greater Bird of Paradise

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Paradisaea apoda, This bird, is a large, up to 43cm long, maroon brown bird with a yellow crown, dark emerald green throat and blackish brown breast cushion. The male is adorned with large yellow ornamental flank plumes and a pair of long tail wires. The female has unbarred maroon brown plumage.

The largest member in the genus Paradisaea, is distributed to lowland and hill forests of southwest New Guinea and Aru Islands, Indonesia. The diet consists mainly of fruits, seeds and small insects.

A common species throughout its native range, this bird is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

 

 

It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.

By Mark Twain

 

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2 Comments

  1. I loved your article post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

  2. I would have to say that I would just rather be a bird of paradise. I will take being an old paradise bird living in the tropics any day over being a bug. That is just me though. Great comment I really think you have a fantastic website.

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