“IT’S A BIRD! IT’S A PLANE! NO, IT’S A BUT­TER­FLY!”

Animal Scene - - INCHORDATE -

The Magellan birdwing but­ter­fly is one of the largest species of but­ter­flies in the world. The birdwing but­ter­flies are called thus, thanks to their amaz­ing size and the way they fly, mak­ing it seem as if they soar like birds.

There are about 30 dif­fer­ent species of bird­wings re­sid­ing in main­land Asia and through­out the In­done­sian is­lands, and as far off as Aus­tralia and its sur­round­ing is­lands. This was noted in a 2011 fact sheet by the Queens­land Mu­seum in Aus­tralia where what is con­sid­ered the largest birdwing but­ter­fly re­sides – but that’s for an­other time.

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