Interlude: Birds of Paradise
I am ashamed to admit that I don't know too much about birds beyond basic avian anatomy. But I do appreciate our feathered friends as fellow living beings and important components of diversity of life in Nature. Here is a brilliant and breathtakingly beautiful video, that is born out of the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology's Birds of Paradise project, in conjunction with National Geographic. I dedicate this post to my friend, ornithologist and blog colleague, GrrlScientist (of Maniraptora fame).