I grew up loving David Attenborough. For me and many other Brits he is the most charismatic of wildlife broadcasters. His incredible voice and delivery make his enthusiasm contagious. I watched his Attenborough’s Paradise Birds a few months ago. Aged 90, he’s still making these compelling documentaries and is still totally inspiring.
Birds of paradise are one of David Attenborough’s lifelong passions. He was the first to film many of their beautiful and often bizarre displays, and over his lifetime he has tracked them all over the jungles of New Guinea. In this very personal film, he uncovers the remarkable story of how these ‘birds from paradise’ have captivated explorers, naturalists, artists, film-makers and even royalty.
‘For me birds of paradise are the most romantic and glamorous birds in the world. And this is a film I have wanted to make for 40 years.’ – Sir David Attenborough, BBC 2
See him repeatedly upstaged by an excited Greater Bird of Paradise while filming his show!