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superb paradise bird


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a bird of paradise (Paradisæa superba syn. Lophorina superba) having the scapulars erectile, and forming a large ornamental tuft on each shoulder, and a large gorget of brilliant feathers on the breast . The color is deep violet, or nearly black, with brilliant green reflections. The gorget is bright metallic green.


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