The astrapias are a genus, Astrapia, of birds-of-paradise. The genus contains five species. They are endemic to New Guinea. The males have highly iridescent plumage and remarkably long tails. Females are duller and have shorter tails.
Nate Zeman. A Beautiful Roseate Spoonbill takes off from the mangrove it had spent most of the day sleeping in. The bizzare bill that gives this bird its name is used to strain small food items out of the water.
Malay Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron malacense) also known as Crested Peacock-Pheasant or Malaysian Peacock-Pheasant, is a medium-sized pheasant of the galliform family Phasianidae. A shy and elusive bird, the Malay Peacock-Pheasant is endemic to lowland forests of the Malay Peninsula form the Isthmus of Kra region southwards.
The Reeves's Pheasant is a large bird endemic to China. Due to ongoing habitat loss, and overhunting for food, and its tail plumes, the Reeves's Pheasant is evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. There are thought to be only around 2000 of these birds remaining in the wild.