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A Cairn's Birdwing / Male (Ornithoptera euphorion)

By gconant  
Also known as the Cooktown Birdwing or the Northern Birdwing.
Indigenous to southern Asia, South East Asia and Australia.
They have a wingspan of 5" for the male, and 6" for the female.
Birdwings are dimorphic, with males and females having two distinct and different colors and patterns.
They have a very short life as butterflies of only of 4 - 5 wks.
All birdwing species are listed by CITES. (Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species.)

V 1 - Shows a female Cairns, and the different coloration.


Tags: Butterflies Wildlife and nature Lepidoptery Cairns Birdwings Northern Birdwings Ornithoptera euphorion Cooktown Birdwings

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11 Oct 2020 12:19AM
Two beautiful images Glenn, like both very much,
cymru2019 2 17 7 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2020 2:24AM
Amazingly great shots. David
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
11 Oct 2020 2:36AM
Lovely images. More pink on the female. Which seems fitting.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
11 Oct 2020 7:20AM
One of my favourite Australian butterflies. Iíve been lucky enough to see them in the wild.
johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
11 Oct 2020 9:03AM
Two lovely colourful and detailed images Glenn
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2020 10:16AM
Beautiful images showing the differences clearly.

11 Oct 2020 11:35AM
Beautiful images
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
11 Oct 2020 11:54AM

Arne Smile
11 Oct 2020 12:19PM
Beautiful images.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2020 1:02PM
Colourful and exotic beauty Glenn.
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
11 Oct 2020 2:24PM
Cooool perspective Glenn
11 Oct 2020 2:29PM
Beautiful images of this male Cairns Birdwing.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2020 3:36PM
Such a beautiful poser... Love the subject in both variants.
Isabel GrinGrin

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