Body length: males approx 33 cm, Females approx 29 cm
Approx 237 g
Estimated at 650
Secondary rain forest and forest edges on only two islands
The show must go on. Bobbing, jumping, calling "wok-wok," and displaying their vibrant plumes, mature male Goldie's bidrs of paradise put on a remarkable performance to capture the attention of potential female partners. Males display together in a hierarchical group, known as a "lek," using sites high up in the trees that they carefully maintain by plucking incoming leaves. But it remains to be seen weather these brilliant birds will be able to go on, threatened as they are by loss and degradation of their forest habitat.