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Vertberlepsch

The Unknown Species of Bird of the Day is the Berlepsch’s six-wired bird of paradise, named after the "six fine feathers about 4 inches (10 centimeters) long on the head of the male which can be raised and shaken in courtship displays." According to CNN, this bird was found among other new species of birds, butterflies, frogs and plants in a "lost world" in the jungles of Indonesia.The expedition

also took the first photographs of a Golden-fronted bowerbird in front of a bower made of sticks, while he was hanging up
blue forest berries to attract females.

It found a rare tree kangaroo, previously unsighted in Indonesia. Beehler said the
naturalists reckoned that there was likely to be a new species of
kangaroo living higher altitudes.

Congratulations, six-wired bird of paradise and all your recently discovered friends!