Tim Laman

PHOTO GALLERIES: BIRDS OF PARADISE

The Birds of Paradise are a family of birds found in the New Guinea region that have evolved the most varied and most elaborate plumes and display behaviors in the bird world. Tim is engaged in a long term project documenting this extraordinary group.

To see more images, please go to the Birds of Paradise gallery on Tim's online archive.

Greater Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea apoda) in the canopy at sunrise.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Greater Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea apoda). Adult male in static display.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Lesser Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea minor) male displaying high in the rain forest canopy at his display site (lek).Purchase an unsigned print.
     
  
Victoria's Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae) Bird-of-Paradise.Male on display perch trying to lure a female down to his perch with a spread wings display.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Twelve-wired Bird-of-Paradise (Seleucidis melanoleuca) on his display pole in the swamp rain foerst at Nimbokrang, Papau, Indonesia, Island of New Guinea.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Magnificent Riflebird Bird of Paradise (Ptiloris magnificus) male displaying to female.Purchase an unsigned print.
     
  
Superb Bird-of-Paradise (Lophorina superba) calling from his display log.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
King of Saxony Bird-of-Paradise (Pteridophora alberti) adult male at calling perch above the canopy.Purchase an unsigned print.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Magnificent Riflebird Bird-of-Paradise (Ptiloris magnificus) perched on his display vine.Purchase an unsigned print.
     
  
Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra) displaying up-side-down with his tail feathers forming a heart.  Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Stephanie's Astrapia Bird-of-Paradise (Astrapia stephaniae) adult male feeding at fruits of Shefflera plant.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Twelve-wired Bird-of-Paradise (Seleucidis melanoleuca) male displaying to a female.Purchase an unsigned print.
     
  
Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea raggiana)Adult male at his display site:  performing display.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
A Superb Bird-of-Paradise (Lophorina superba) adult male calling.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Ribbon-tailed Astrapia (Astrapia mayeri) adult male in flight in the montane rain forest near Tomba Pass, Papua New Guinea.Purchase an unsigned print.
     
  
Western Parotia Bird-of-Paradise (Parotia sefilata).  Adult male at its display court, performing ballerina dance. Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Young male Paradise Riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus) performing a practice display.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
A portrait of a Blue Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rudolphi) perched on a branch.Purchase as an unsigned print.
     
  
Wahnes Parotia Bird-of-Paradise (Parotia wahnesi) male at his display court.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Black Sicklebill BIrd-of-Paradise (Epimachus fastuosus).  Adult male perched on his display pole.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
King Bird-of-Paradise (Cicinnurus regius) male performing open wings display.Purchase an unsigned print.
     
  
Long-tailed Paradigalla (Paradigalla carunculata) female at nest.
  
A close-up of a Greater Bird-of-Paradise (Paradisaea apoda) adult male performing upright wing pose.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Wahnes's Parotia (Parotia wahnesi) adult male on perch over his court.Purchase an unsigned print.
     
  
King of Saxony (Pteridophora albertisi) Bird of Paradise bouncing on his perch display his head feathers.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Victoria's Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae) Bird-of-Paradise.Male on display perch trying to lure a female down to his perch with a spread wings display.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Wahnes' Parotia (Parotia wahnesi) adult male performs the ballerina display.Purchase an unsigned print.
     
  
King Bird-of-Paradise (Cicinnurus regius) male.  Detail of green central tail feathers, red body, and blue feet.
  
Pale-billed Sicklebill (Drepanornis bruijnii) male eating fruit.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Emperor Bird-of Paradise (Paradisaea guilielmi) males displaying at their lek in the top of the rain forest canopy.  Their display includes a inverted dance in which they hang below the branch and spread their plumes to show to females watching from above.
     
  
Young male Ribbon-tailed Astrapia (Astrapia mayeri) Bird of Paradise feeding on Shefflera fruits in the rain.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Magnificent Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus) male displaying to female.Purchase an unsigned print.
  
Wallace's Standardwing Bird-of-Paradise (Semioptera wallacei) male at his display site in the rain forest canopy.This species was discovered by Alfred Russel Wallace.
     
  
Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise (Cicinnurus respublica) adult male on the main display pole in the center of his court.Purchase an unsigned print.