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BiologyBirds-of-paradise use their spectacular plumage in displays to attract mates (4). Males compete in what is known as a lekking system where they each have their own small display ground (known as a 'lek') from which to impress passing females. In part of their display, males reveal the full extent of their magnificent plumage by hanging upside down in trees and spreading their wings, whilst giving a humming call (2). These birds are mainly found in the canopy of the forest, where the majority of their diet is composed of fruit (2).