A Yule Gift I Knew You Wouldn’t Have

December 7, 2012

This Winter Solstice I thought I’d get you something more original than a partridge in a pear tree. This is a bird-of-paradise (Manucodia comrii) from New Guinea, singing a song you’ve probably only heard on a space music soundtrack. The clip is from Cornell University’s ornithology website.

Curl Crested Manucode. Drawing by Richard Bowdler Sharpe.