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Cendrawasih is the Indonesian word for the bird of paradise.
Because they have such rare and beautiful plumage, birds of paradise have been hunted for centuries, and their feathers have been used for decoration and their supposed mystical properties. They are currently listed as endangered and trapping and export are illegal, but all species of the bird of paradise are still being traded illegally on the black market.

Cendrawasih, or Birds of Paradise, are considered by many to be the most beautiful birds on the planet.

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