Texas hummingbird webcam again


This video from the USA says about itself:

20 April 2017

Watch short visits from male Magnificent and Black-chinned Hummingbirds, among others, as the West Texas Hummingbird cam launches its third season.

Watch live at http://allaboutbirds.org/texashummers for more information about hummingbirds and highlights from the feeders.

The West Texas Hummingbird Feeder Cam is nestled in the mountains outside Fort Davis, Texas, at an elevation of over 6200 feet. This site hosts a total of 24 Perky Pet Grand Master hummingbird feeders, and during peak migration can attract hundreds of hummingbirds from a dozen species that are migrating through the arid mountains.

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Lance-tailed manakin display and copulation


This video says about itself:

Frenzied Lance-tailed Manakin Displays and Successful Copulation, April 19, 2017

The alpha [manakin PGVm] displayed with his old beta (SAmY) but the female solicited copulation in the middle of the leapfrog and SAmY started to oblige. PGVm attacked him and drove him off and copulated with the female 2 minutes later. A third male came in to check it all out, and SAmY came over and chased HIM off (this happened off camera).

Watch live here.

This cam shows one display perch in a population of Lance-tailed Manakins on Isla Boca Brava, Chiriquí, Panamá, that has been monitored intensively since 1999.

Southern cassowary lays eggs


This 20 April 2017 video is about a southern cassowary nest in Amersfoort zoo in the Netherlands. The male cassowary made the nest. The female bird came, they mated. Now, there are three eggs in the nest.

The male will now sit on the eggs, and care for the young birds after they have hatched.

UPDATE 30 June 2017: a cassowary chick has hatched; live webcam here.

Southern cassowaries are originally from New Guinea and Australia.

Blue tit on my balcony


This 8 December 2013 video is about a blue tit in a garden in Uddel, in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands.

Today, a blue tit landed, calling, on a plant on my balcony. It was looking for small insects to eat.