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FEATURE 3.


Weltvogelpark Walsrode is very proud to have successfully reared twelve-wired birds of paradise. But of course we didn’t want to wait as long as five years (!) until the young birds actually show their sex by revealing their adult plumage. Therefore, we tested all juveniles via DNA analysis of a feather sample. As it turns out, we have been very lucky with our chicks – 4 males and 3 females! We are now looking forward to see the young birds grow up and to care for them until they are sexually mature at the age of 4 – 6 years.


Literature: • del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Sargatal, J. eds (2009). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14. Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Lynx Edicions.


• Tim Laman, Edwin Scholes (2012). Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World’s Most Extraordinary Birds. National Geographic


• BirdLife International 2012. Seleucidis melanoleucus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. www.iucnredlist.org Downloaded on 10 April 2014.


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1. 8 day old being fed 2. 13 days old 3. 16 days old 4. 10 days old being fed 5. 19 days old being fed 6. Directly after hatching 7. Egg shell after juvenile hatched 8. 17 days old 9. 28 days old


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