Manakins dancing in Panama, new videos


This video from Panama says about itself:

Early Morning Single Male Dancing, May 12, 2016 [Lance-tailed Manakin Cam]

When not much is going on, males “groom” the area around their perch, pulling off chunks of leaves that get too close to the major stick. They also bite at the stick, perhaps to smooth the dancing surface? This behavior leaves little perpendicular marks on the display perch itself, and this worn appearance is one feature that clues us in to exactly which stick in a cluster is the perch used for dancing.

The Lance-tailed Manakin Cam is a collaboration between Florida State University researcher Dr. Emily DuVal and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology‘s Bird Cams project.

Watch live and learn more about manakins here.

This video from Panama says about itself:

Short Morning Display, May 12, 2016 [Lance-tailed Manakin Cam]

This video from Panama says about itself:

Rufous-and-white Wren Visits the Lance-tailed Manakin Display Area, May 12, 2016

This video from Panama says about itself:

Two Males Display May 13, 2016 [Lance-tailed Manakin Cam]

1 thought on “Manakins dancing in Panama, new videos

  1. Pingback: Lance-tailed manakins in Panama update | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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