The Bird of Paradise
Ornithology, Natural History, Zoology, Specimen Trading, Hunting
Georges L Leclerc, comte de Buffon , George Shaw , Carl Linnaeus
Pennant 1790 , Bennett 1834
Describes the striking physical features and habits, and some of the mysteries surrounding, the bird of paradise, including Johann R Forster's claim that the ancient Egyptians mistakenly confused the bird with the phoenix. Notes the breeding place and flying behaviour of the bird.
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