The Broad Stage Presents Renowned Photographer, Forest Researcher Tonight

Thursday, 4 Apr 2013, 8:34:00 AM

Mirror Staff

The Broad Stage presents “Birds of Paradise: Extreme, Bizarre, Extraordinary” at 7:30 pm, tonight April 4.

Renowned photographer and forest canopy researcher Tim Laman and ornithologist Ed Scholes will soon publish a major National Geographic book, “Birds of Paradise Revealed: Extreme, Bizarre, Extraordinary,” taking readers deep into the New Guinea rainforests to observe these astonishing avian creatures.

Evolved to attract mates with their extraordinarily colorful feathers, which they display in dances executed with ballerina-like grace, these birds are a living laboratory of evolution.

Meet all 39 species and enjoy their secret lives, bizarre displays, and dazzling courtship antics in breathtaking visuals. Admission $47-75. The program repeats Friday, April 5 at 10 am.

For tickets or more information, visit 310.434.3412,

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