Video: A Bird of Paradise with John Bates

In John Bates words, "every specimen in The Museum's collections tells a story".

Paradisea apoda. What is it and what does it mean? Who described it and where does it come from? John Bates is the curator of the Birds Department at The Field Museum and he shares with us a fantastic story about a beautiful bird of paradise that was once in the hands of the English naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.