The Natural World: Birds of Paradise
BBC HD – 11.30PM
“Typically unmissable.” THE GUARDIAN
Living in the depths of the New Guinea rainforest are the spectacular birds of paradise - creatures so beautiful that the first Europeans believed they must have fallen from heaven. Filming their bizarre courtship displays is the holy grail of wildlife film makers: some perform like iridescent acrobats, others make hypnotic pulsing sounds as they quiver and vibrate. David Attenborough narrates the film - he has been entranced by these birds since he was a boy and he introduces a team of New Guinean naturalists as they embark on a gruelling expedition to try to film ten Birds of Paradise deep in the heart of the rainforest.
Produced and directed by Harvey Jones
Series Editor TIM MARTIN