National Geographic's Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution
This stunning exhibit developed by National Geographic and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology captures all 39 known species of birds-of-paradise. In 2004, National Geographic photographer Tim Laman and Cornell University Lab of Ornithology scientist Edwin Scholes began a series of 18 targeted expeditions to document these bizarre birds. More than a decade and 37 distinct geographic locations later, they are on the verge of completing the first comprehensive study of all 39 known species of birds of paradise. Coverage includes photographs of all varieties and several never-before documented behaviors and interactions.