Wallace’s Standardwing

Wallace’s Standardwing – Discovery and Wonderment

Wallace's Standardwing Bird of Paradise illustrated by Ravenari


Discovery and wonderment, connection to fairy / faerie mythology and magic, aesthetics, the value of beauty, beauty for beauty’s sake, being concerned with the material aspect of things, polygamy and polyamory, spreading your love around, generosity, high status within a community.

General Description:

Wallace’s Standardwing (Semioptera wallacii) is a bird of paradise that is alone in its genus of Semioptera. It lives on the Spice Islands of Eastern Indonesia. Like almost all birds of paradise, the males are polygamous, and during their display are known to leap up to five metres high.