Lance-tailed manakins dancing and mating

This video from Panama says about itself:

Lance-tailed Manakin Courtship Routine Ends With Mating – March 6, 2018

Male Lance-tailed Manakins don’t always pair up for lavish leapfrog dancing during times of courtship. Sometimes a solo male attempts to woo a female with his routine. Here we see a male exchange a back-and-forth display with a receptive female before mating.

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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. Lance-tailed Manakins are small passerine birds in the family Pipridae that live in secondary growth forests of Western Panama, Columbia, and Venezuela.

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