The Raggiana bird of paradise is well known for its long, flowing red flank feathers.
By Daniel Giraud Elliot from A monograph of the paradiseidae
London: d.g. Elliot, 1873
Peer inside our Rare Book Collection in Natural Histories, a new book from the Museum (published by Sterling Signature). Forty essays by Museum scientists, curators, scientific associates, and librarians accompany beautifully illustrated scientific works that date back to the 16th century to the early 20th century.
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