The flag of Papua New Guinea consists of a rectangular panel that is divided diagonally into two sections. The upper section is black with a yellow bird of paradise centered on it, while the lower section is composed of the colors red (top), white (middle), and black (bottom). The red and black colors represent the traditional tribal colors of the country, while the white color represents peace. The bird of paradise is a national symbol of Papua New Guinea and represents the cultural diversity and unique wildlife of the country.