A newly determined species of Bird-of-Paradise in Papua, New Guinea called the Vogelkop Superb unveiled his gorgeous cape and breast feathers to perform a beautiful mating dance for a local female. Unfortunately for this little guy, the female was completely uninterested and flew away.
Sometimes a new species is hiding in plain sight. The Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise has songs, dances and courtship appearances that are very distinct from its relative the Greater Superb Bird-of-Paradise.
The Lab of Ornithology offered further detail about the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise and how it’s different from the widespread Greater Superb Bird-of-Paradise .