And the answer to yesterday's flag quiz is...
Country: Papua New Guinea
Bird: bird of paradise
Congrats to those who got both right!
The yellow image of a bird of paradise, or “kumul,” plays a significant role in the social and cultural activities in Papua New Guinea, and its plumes are often used as ceremonial decoration. The five stars the bird soars over represent the Southern Cross, a distinctive nighttime constellation seen from the island; their appearance on the flag signifies the country’s historical relationship with other South Pacific nations. Tail feathers trailing as it soars over the constellation, the bird of paradise symbolizes Papua New Guinea’s birth into nationhood.
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