This 10 June 2019 video says about itself:
This video says about itself:
Excellent Display and Dancing at Lance-tailed Manakin Cam | Cornell Lab
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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This 1 March 2019 music and dancing video from Brazil is about the Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2019.
Now, the newly elected extreme right president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has attacked carnival.
Why? Because of the anti-Semitic carnival float recently in Aalst, Belgium? No way. Bolsonaro does not mind Jew-haters; as long as they make an exception for one Jew, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
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(POR🇵🇹) Tive a prazer de conhecer hoje em Nova York Steve Bannon @steve_bannon , estrategista da campanha presidencial de Donald Trump 2016 @realdonaldtrump . Ocasião em que tivemos uma excelente conversa e compartilhamos da mesma visão de mundo. Sr. Bannon afirmou ser um entusiasta da campanha de Jair Bolsonaro e certamente estamos em contato para somar forças, principalmente contra o marxismo cultural. . . (ENG🇬🇧) It was a pleasure to meet today in New York Steve Bannon, strategist in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. We had a great conversation and we do share the same worldview. Mr. Bannon said he is an enthusiast of Jair Bolsonaro's campaign and we are certainly in touch to join forces, especially against cultural marxism.
Why, then, does Bolsonaro attack carnival? Because white men a few years ago harassed a female Belgian TV journalist sexually during carnival in Germany? No way. Being a misogynist, Bolsonaro does not mind.
Why? Because a few years ago, a carnival float in the Netherlands campaigned for conservation of a rare butterfly species? That at first sight might be a plausible reason. Bolsonaro hates wildlife, especially Brazilian wildlife. But no, Bolsonaro did not mention the Dutch butterflies.
Why? Because a few years ago, a carnival float in Germany lampooned Adolf Hitler, Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders? That at first sight might be a plausible reason. Bolsonaro likes these four fellow right-wingers, especially Trump. But no, Bolsonaro did not mention the German carnival revelers lampooning these right-wing politicians.
Translated from (center right) Belgian daily De Standaard today:
Brazilian president denounces ‘immodest‘ carnival with an explicit video
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has questioned the exuberant carnival celebrations in his country in a post on Twitter. He did that with a very explicit video made during a street party. But in a country where carnival is almost sacred, the criticism is not agreed with by many people.
Bolsonaro shared a short film in which two scantily clad men can be seen at a carnival party.
To the homophobe Bolsonaro that looks like being gay. And Bolsonaro very much prefers two men killing each other to two men kissing each other. Especially if the killer is a far-right man, and the person killed a gay leftist man (or, still more preferably to Bolsonaro, a leftist lesbian woman.)
At one point one of the men bends forward, after which the other pees over his head.
Apparently, Bolsonaro making ‘fake news‘; like a Dutch daily’s tweet about Donald Trump’s supposed ‘golden shower’ was fake news.
“I do not feel comfortable showing this, but the population deserves to know the truth. This is what the carnival has become in many places. Look and draw your conclusions’, writes Bolsonaro in his tweet.
A remark that to many Brazilians sound like cursing in a church. The South American country has been organizing the most famous carnival party in the world for decades, attracting tens of thousands of tourists every year from far and wide. Local samba schools start months in advance with the preparations and organize spectacular parades and gigantic street parties.
Many Brazilian Twitterers therefore note that the video that Bolsonaro shares is not representative of carnival as a whole, and only shows an isolated incident. Well-known Brazilians are also involved in the debate.
“I’ve seen so many beautiful things again at the recent carnival party. And then I see on Twitter this by the president of our country, who also shares this with all the children who follow him?’ eg, television presenter Astrid Fontenelle tweeted.
Critics of Bolsonaro also believe that the Brazilian president is attacking street parties because during the past few weeks during several of those parties there were demonstrations against his government. In addition, during the latest edition of the carnival, quite some revelers were dressed up as Bolsonaro, or their costumes referred to the allegations of his involvement in money laundering.
Brazil’s new president tweeted a very NSFW video of a “golden shower” in an apparent attempt to disparage Carnival participants and push his homophobic agenda.
This 20 February 2019 video shows a dancing red squirrel in the Netherlands.
This November 2015 video says about itself:
Hidden Bird “Tap-Dancing” Behavior Revealed in Slow-Motion Footage | National Geographic
High-speed footage reveals a unique courtship behavior of the blue-capped cordon bleu that has never been observed before in birds.
From Hokkaido University in Japan:
Couples showing off: Songbirds are more passionate in front of an audience
October 3, 2018
Both sexes of a songbird called the blue-capped cordon-bleu intensify courtship performances that involve singing and dancing in the presence of an audience, especially if it is a member of the opposite sex, an international team of researchers has discovered.
Mutual courtship displays have generally been understood as a form of private communication between a male and a female, and many researchers have focused on this aspect. The cordon-bleu is a socially monogamous songbird found in Africa. In its courtship display, both sexes sing and sometimes add a unique dance that resembles tap dancing.
Birds that live in flocks like cordon-bleus are thought to carry out courtship communications in the presence of other birds. However, very little research has been conducted on whether the individuals performing courtship displays are influenced by the presence of other birds. In the present study published in Science Advances, researchers from Hokkaido University in Japan and the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany, focused on this so-called audience effect.
In the experiment, the researchers placed paired couples in situations with and without an audience and observed their behavior.
The researchers found that cordon-bleu couples tended to sing more courtship songs accompanied by dancing when an audience — especially if it is a member of the opposite sex — is present. In contrast, courtship displays without dancing were suppressed. As the birds were directing their courtship dancing toward their partners rather than the audience, Nao Ota of the research team concludes: “Performing a more elaborate courtship display toward a partner likely is meant to advertise the relationship to other individuals, which is a significant act among birds who live in flocks.” Researchers hypothesize that loyalty and bonding are necessary for cordon-bleu pairs to maintain long-term coupling relationships.
“This could provide insights into how complex communication signals have developed among animals, including human beings, that establish coupling relationships”, Nao Ota added.
This 10 May 2018 video from Hawaii says about itself:
Adult Albatrosses Hang Out, Practice Dancing In Front Of Camera – May 10, 2018
Watch a group of lively adults gather in the early morning hours to practice their elaborate courtship routines right in front of the camera!
The Kauai Laysan Albatross cam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Kauai Albatross Network. Watch live with news, updates, and FAQs at http://allaboutbirds.org/albatross.