Wire-tailed manakin courtship display


This video says about itself:

13 July 2016

The Wire-tailed Manakin’s dance may be one of the most impressive in the bird world, but it can’t be performed on just any dance floor. Like many other species with elaborate displays, the male very carefully selects his dance site, also known as an exploded lek. He picks a location that is easily visible to females and then carefully maintains it, clearing away any debris that might obscure the view or get in the way of his performance.

This video accompanies Chapter 9, Avian Mating and Social Behavior, Handbook of Bird Biology 3rd Edition from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Wiley Publishing.

Wire-tailed manakins liver in South America.

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