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The Superb Bird-of-Paradise is also known as the 'Smiley Bird of Paradise'. During the courtship display the male raises its long feathers behind the back of the head, shaping them into a sinister looking velvety black cape. 

The head of the bird disappears completely in the black, but the iridescent blue feathers on the crown and on the breast catch the light, and are shaped into a pattern similar to a cartoon face. Even despite the display, the average female rejects 15-20 potential suitors before consenting to mate.


The model consists of two sheets (two downloads) and a separate download for the mount. It is available in PDF and in JPEG format. To download the JPEG format, right-click the image and save it to your computer. Print the templates on 120 gram paper. Print them at 100% (no margins). 


Take a look at the male Superb Bird-of-Paradise in the paid templates!

Female Superb Bird-of-Paradise

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