Birds of Paradise on BBC Planet Earth 2

Tim shot for the BBC’s Planet Earth 2: Jungles episode which premiered in the UK last night.  It included two species Tim is very familiar with, the Wilson’s Bird of Paradise and the Red Bird of Paradise.

Red Bird-of-Paradise Waigeo Island, West Papua Indonesia.


Not only did they capture the beautiful behavior they also discovered something new.  For the first time they recorded the Wilson’s Bird of Paradise from the top down which is the point of view of the female.  They were able to see the beautiful display the male preforms in the way it was intended.  To view behind-the-scenes footage of their discovery, visit the BBC Planet Earth II website.

Stay tuned for the premier of the Jungles episode in the US at the end of January.