After the morning of 24 March 2014 in Carara national park in Costa Rica came the afternoon, in a different part of the forest there. This double-toothed kite sat on a tree.
Later, dot-winged antwrens in a tree.
Then, we arrived at a stream. Good for seeing birds bathing. Not good for making good photos, as it was dark under the forest cover.
A female red-capped manakin was there.
So were males.
Male red-capped manakins are famous for doing the “moonwalk” during courtship, as this video shows.
The video says about itself:
World’s Weirdest – Birds “Moonwalk” to Impress the Ladies
Move over, James Brown. When looking for a mate, the male red-capped manakin snaps his wings and dances on a branch to catch a female’s eye.
There was also a sulphur-rumped flycatcher at the “bird bath” in the stream.
A blue-crowned manakin male.
And a bay-headed tanager.
Stay tuned for the report about walking back in the forest.
I just want to have a Manakin! If I can’t have one, I want to see one in the wild. They don’t visit the Bahamas, sadly. Still, nice birds there too…! RH
Definitely, as your blog on the Bahamas shows 🙂
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