Prince Rudolphs Blue Bird Of Paradise

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Prince Rudolphs Blue Bird Of Paradise

AYRE & CO
Prince Rudolphs Blue Bird Of Paradise.

The legendary Blue Bird of Paradise is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful birds. It inhabits hostile mountainous jungle
in Papua New Guinea and wasn't discovered until the last years of the 19th century, but in recent times the species has gained much
publicity due to Sir David Attenborough's film of its incredible upside-down display in which it shows off its exquisite blue plumes.
The species' scientific name is Paradisea rudolphi, the Rudolph in question being Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria, who was celebrated
for his ornithological researches but also for his sad end when he died in a suicide pact with his lover at Mayerling.
The species is endangered and is exceptionally rare as a specimen.

Period: 

19th Century

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David Ayre has been dealing in taxidermy, natural history and paintings since 2004. His website Ayre & Co. has been instrumental in the revival of fine art taxidermy and many sold pieces were featured in the seminal taxidermy book Voodoo Salon (2015).

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