Ben Crair

Ben Crair lives in Berlin.

Old World Warblers

Ben Crair, 9 June 2022

Formillions of years, male birds-of-paradise have been striking courtship poses in the forests of New Guinea. The black sicklebill perches on a stump, opens his shoulder plumes and tips forward, stretching his tail feathers out, like an obsidian comet. The blue bird-of-paradise hangs upside down from a branch and flounces his aquamarine gown. The twelve-wired bird-of-paradise bounces his...

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