Monday, May 5, 2014

Birds of the Huli Tribe in Papua New Guinea

  • From the research I did, I found that the wigs and headdresses that they wear in their traditional and ritual dances are made from different types of birds
  • One bird that I found that they use feathers from is called a killer cassowary. This bird is the third tallest and second heaviest bird behind the ostrich and the emu.
  • The cassowary has a black body, kind of like an ostrich has. The face of a cassowary however, is made up of different colors
  • Other birds that are native to the area are called "birds of paradise".
  • There are many different breeds of birds under this characterization.
  • What these birds are mainly known for, in particular are their highly elongated and elaborate feathers extending from the beak, wings, tail or head.
  • These species are becoming threatened by hunting and habitat loss in the rain forest.

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