Wilson's bird-of-paradise

species of bird

The Wilson's bird-of-paradise is a small bird of the Paradisaeidae family.

A male Wilson's bird-of-paradise


The male is a red and black bird-of-paradise with a yellow mantle on its neck, a light-green mouth, blue feet and two curved violet tail feathers. The head is naked blue with a black double cross pattern on it.

As so often with birds in general, and paradise birds in particular, the female is not showy. It is a brownish bird, though it does have a bare blue crown.


Wilson's bird-of-paradise eat usually fruit or small insects.[1]


  1. Brinkley, Edward S. Brinkley (2003). "Reader's Digest Pathfinders" Creatures of the Air and Sea. Singapore: Reader's Digest Children's Books. p. 18. ISBN 0-7944-0353-0.