Film: Birds of the Gods


Jun
09
2013

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  • Host Department: University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS)
  • Date: 06/09/2013
  • Time: 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

  • Location: Gates Lecture Hall, UMBS, 9133 Biological Rd., Pellston, MI 49769

  • Birds of the Gods

    2011 | 60 mins. | unrated

  • Description:

    Living in the depths of the New Guinean Rainforest are birds of unimaginable color and beauty. When Europeans first saw the plumes of these fabulous creatures in the sixteenth century they believed they must be from heaven and called them Birds of Paradise. The people of New Guinea make even greater claims. They say the birds possess supernatural powers and magic. But to find these birds in New Guinea is one of the toughest assignments and to witness their extraordinary mating displays is even tougher. David Attenborough introduces a young team of New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film these Birds of Paradise; the holy grail of wildlife filmmakers.

    This event is free and open to the public.