bird-of-paradise love



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  • n. Alternative spelling of bird of paradise.


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  • Koryta builds tension deftly and discreetly, with the coastal country itself contributing to the mounting claustrophobia, the "strange bird-of-paradise plants" which "pressed close, their wide green fronds stretching toward the sky in search of sunlight", the endless mangroves, the gathering storm.

    The Cypress House by Michael Koryta – review

  • In the centre of the mantel was a stuffed bird-of-paradise, while about the room were scattered gorgeous shells from the southern seas, delicate sprays of coral sprouting from barnacled pi-pi shells and cased in glass, assegais from South Africa, stone axes from New Guinea, huge


  • Scissor-tailed flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus fomerly, Milvulus forficatus; protonym, Muscivora forficata, also known as the Texas bird-of-paradise and the swallow-tailed flycatcher, photographed at Manhattan, Kansas.

    Mystery bird: scissor-tailed flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus

  • Toby Stephens has a fruity, bird-of-paradise quality which makes him more obvious casting as an actor than a dramatist: he often looks as if he's on the brink of tossing his locks.

    The Real Thing; The Concise Dictionary of Dress

  • He was going to surprise her with dinner, dancing, and a beautiful bouquet of pink roses and bird-of-paradise—a little of the traditional with something exotic—delivered to the house.

    Red Hats

  • Standing outside was a deliveryman with a beautiful bouquet of pink roses and bird-of-paradise, a rich variation of a rainbow.

    Red Hats

  • Many tropical species in the Musaceae family (which includes bananas and bird-of-paradise) have some flowers which contain virtually no nectar, while others are richly endowed.

    Did you know? Mexico is home to more than fifty hummingbird species

  • There was a small room paneled in bird-of-paradise iffcathers.

    Falcon Street

  • Traditional hunting for the Raggiana bird-of-paradise for sale and trade also occur.

    Southern New Guinea lowland rain forests

  • Archbold's bowerbird (Archboldia papuensis), ribbon-tailed astrapia (Astrapia mayeri), and the blue bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rudolphi) are considered vulnerable.

    Central Range montane rain forests


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  • Eeeew! Advice taken.

    January 23, 2008

  • Word of advice. Never, on a whim, decide to surprise your friends by shipping them a stunning gift of bird-of-paradise plants based on a picture you see in a catalog. when 'overnight shipping on dry ice' actually turns out to be ground shipping that takes 17 days, your friends will wonder why you went to so much trouble to send them a card that is accompanied by a puddle of smelly decaying vegetable matter.

    January 23, 2008

  • an ornamental plant (Strelitzia reginae of the family Strelitziaceae) native to southern Africa that has scapes terminating in a horizontal bract from which emerges an upright flower having three orange or yellow sepals and three irregular blue petals

    January 23, 2008