Composer
ZUCKER
Title
Aviary
Instrumentation
flute
Publisher
Cantilena Publications
Grade
4
Product Code
03C080000003

Aviary
Composer: Zucker
Publisher: Cantilena Publications
Instrumentation: Flute

Each movement is a different bird, all located in the Pacific rim.  The first section is The Luxurious Bird or Brown Sicklebill, which is found in the mountains of New Guinea.  It is a large, long bird with a curved beack, paile iris color and brown belly. Its huge curved feathers are prized by the natives of New Guinea.  The section section is The Wild Bird of Paradise or the Long-tailed Paradigalla.  This bird has a long pointed tail and colorful face with yellow, blue and red colors at the lower part of its bill. It can be found in the Arfak Mountains in Vogelkop Peninsul of Indonesia.  The Birds of Paradise are one of the most primitive songbirds, and have an elaborate mating ritual with the males grouping together for competitive displays.  Some of these dances have extraordinary vocal and visual displays, reminiscent of a ballet or limbo dance.  The final section is The Trumpet Manucode, which is found in the lowland rainforests of northeast Australia, New Guinea and surrounding islands.  Complete with two feather tufted horns, this amazing bird also has a red eye and black bill, along with glossy black, blue, purple and green feathers.  It also has a loud trumpet call.

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