Birds-of-Paradise Project Introduction

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Explore more: The Birds-of-Paradise Project reveals the astounding beauty of 39 of the most exquisitely specialized animals on earth. After 8 years and 18 expeditions to New Guinea, Australia, and nearby islands, Cornell Lab scientist Ed Scholes and National Geographic photojournalist Tim Laman succeeded in capturing images of all 39 species in the bird-of-paradise family for the first time ever. This trailer gives a sense of their monumental undertaking and the spectacular footage that resulted. Filmed by Tim Laman, Ed Scholes, and Eric Liner. Produced and Edited by Eric Liner. Also be on the lookout for the Cornell Lab's and National Geographic's gorgeous coffee-table book (, a TV documentary ( and articles in Living Bird (

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Maz Trye : From Indonesia,city Jayapura

tr3nta : 4:50 thats creepy as hell

Han Solo : 3:33 Did this bird invent dabbing?

Kamales Das : This type of bird was also seen in India during spring time .

sritej mosuganti : thank you for this birds of paradise video

عيسى عيسى : سبحان الله

JuiceeSaft : Welcome to new guinea where there is only one rule... you must DANCE your heart out

Faisal Saiyad : سبحان الله وبحمده سبحان الله العظيم

Hagag Hamed : i find this amazing.... their mating rituals driving their evolution probably one of the few species that took control of it's own natural selections... look at the females they're in control of the gene changes... so themselves have nothing unique unlike the males....

Janga SivaBasanthi : What a nice birds.🐔🐣🐤🐥🐦

Mojtaba Rahem : سبحان الخالق في ماخلق😐😐😐😐

Simone Radiske : Extraordinário 👏👏👏👏👏sem palavras.Magníficos 👏👏👏👏👏

Yobib Nartea : I love the bird that dance like Michael Jackson

WAEL ALIOUECHE : سبحان الله

Arundhati Srikumar Barbie : cool birds they live in animal jam the dancing birds and other this is cool so cool

ahmed khyry : هذا خلق الله فأرونى ماذا خلق الذين من دونه

Betty Hu : OMG IT IS SO CRAZY LOLOLOLOL. The beauty of nature

hicham youna : سبحانك اللهم وبحمدك عدد خلقك ورضا نفسك ومداد كلماتك

Salim Ahmed : আল্লাহ্ খুবই সুন্দর। তার সৃষ্টি কত সুন্দর।হে আল্লাহ্ যদি তোমায় দেখতে পেতাম।হে আল্লাহ্ কবুল। করার মালিক আপনি।আমিন।ছুম্মা আমিন।

Flofo : whats the difference between a bird and a fly.. a bird can fly but a fly can't bird

nivledamh : I love the music goes really well whit these amazing birds!!!

dahmani mohammed : تبارك الله أحسن الخالقين

Altaf al-Khattabi : very wonderful. thanks a million

Om kicau club : hello friend .. best regards I also have lots of bird videos around the country of INDONESIA

ٕ ٕ : ولله كام ادمع من هذا الجمال

leeoh moon : beautiful birds,, and think about how HARD they had worked to picture these beauties in their real and harsh for humans environment

saladdogger : I think they only do it for the Yankee tourists.

Chad Jane : OMG ....beautiful birds 🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦

Arundhati Srikumar Barbie : no i know wheres all birds in animal jam it be in animal jam in the party...

Ansh Pingale : Nature is full of wonder and surprises...

8ROSHH : ( هذا خلقُ اللهِ فأرونِي ماذا خلَقَ الذينَ مِن دونِه) . - سبحان الله الخالق المُبدِع ❤️🌸

Анатолий жариков : супер пупер круто

Sampurna Chowdhury : So incredible & nice.

Gopi Chand : Sweet presentation

David Baumgartner : Congratulations! This video placed in top 10 contest of videos first seen in 2016. Forwarded to Facebook and Twitter. David Baumgartner , @bumpyknight on Twitter. Announced 1/1/2017.

mishael aljuaid : طيور الجنة العجيبة يا سبحان الخالق

A. Al20hfc : اللي داخل عليه من كلام ابله عايشه لايك.

ٕ ٕ : ولله فشله من الله. اذا ما تسجدله

محمد موسى : سبحانك ربي قادر المقتدر على كل،شي

Babar Kashmiri : I wish I were there it really wonderful

mfi mfi : Subhanallah.. Beautifful bird.. Thanks for video

محمد عبدالله : هذه خلق الله ابداع ليس له وصف وتقولون تطور اي تطور وصدفه تنشى هذه الابداع المذهل سبحان الله عما يصفون

A Ahmad : سبحان الله! إبداع عظيم!

মোঃ আরিফুল ইসলাম : মাশাল্লাহ। massallah ❤❤❤ ❤🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩 Bangladesh

maher jilani : The little dude was dancing his ass off to mate with the female birds hehehe How I wish I was a bird hehehe

Gina Thorne : When you hear the phrase millions of years ago, get ready, a fairy tale is coming. From GOO to YOU!

تايقر Tiger : سبحان الله وبحمده صلو على النبي ❀ٱڵـڵـهـم ڝڵ عڵـے مـُحـمـډْ وعًلٍى اله وصحبه وسلم ❀

خالد احمد : سبحان الخالق

Mohammad Alhuniti : سبحان الله الذي خلق فأبدع