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How did the scientists involved in the bird-of-paradise expedition apply the scientific process while studying the birds? Why are the birds-of-paradise of interest to evolutionary biologists?
What is sexual selection? How can understanding sexual selection lead to a deeper understanding of the processes of natural selection and evolution?
How can behaviors be genetic traits that can be passed on from one generation to the next? How can environmental factors further influence the development of these traits?
Use this interactive website to immerse yourself in the world of the birds-of-paradise. Learn about evolution, adaptation, and the science behind the birds' use of color, sound, and dance. Explore high-definition videos of the birds in action, see jaw-dropping photographs, and find behind-the-scenes footage of this 8-year expedition.
Birds of Paradise
Naming the Birds of Paradise
Australia & Oceania
Papau New Guinea: Land Cover
Papau New Guinea
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This exhibition takes you and your students on an expedition to the New Guinea rainforest to witness birds-of-paradise. Click here to download an educator's guide that includes activities for students in Grades 4-8 to do before, during, and after the exhibit.
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Birds-of-Paradise is a joint project with National Geographic and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Read the feature article, view a photo gallery, and learn about the Bird's-Eye View.
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