The primary reason for coming specifically to Klasuat Village is its proximity to Sorong City (about an hour and a half) and that just 1km (that’s 0.6 of a mile to us ‘merikuns)outside of town there’s this tree where anywhere from 3 to 6 Lesser Birds of Paradise gather every morning and evening to sing and do their dance. I didn’t shoot any video, so you’ll have to re-watch Planet Earth to see what a BoP dance is all about. Now believe me…these suckers are waaay high in the tree and my neck is still sore! Also, even though I shot these pics with a 400mm lens, I still had to crop the heck out of them in Photoshop to get these closeups (thank you Canon 5dMkII megapixels!).
This is what I did for two mornings and evenings (that’s my lens he’s using):
And here he is..the lesser bird of paradise: