Panamanian lance-tailed manakins video


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Close-up Dancing and Copulation on the Lance-tailed Manakin Cam, May 18, 2017

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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. Male Lance-tailed Manakins are black with a blue back and red crest; females are olive-green with orange legs, and have an orange or red crest.

Manakins in Panama update


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15 May 2017

An intruding dove doesn’t stop these Lance-tailed Manakins from getting to business. The breeding season only comes but once a year!

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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.

This video says about itself:

Intense Practicing on Lance-tailed Manakin Display Perch – May 15, 2017

15 mei 2017

Male Lance-tailed Manakins work in cooperative alpha-beta pairs to court females during the breeding season, whereby the beta male effectively foregoes reproduction while aiding their dominant partners in attracting mates. Despite this selfless act, beta males are not guaranteed territory inheritance by cooperation with an alpha male. Instead, they likely gain courtship display skills by engaging in such cooperation, by which to become the superior male in a different, subsequent pairing.

Lance-tailed manakin display and copulation


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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).

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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’ mating dance video


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Epic Lance-tailed Manakin Dance and Display Sequence with Female, April 15, 2017

Two male Lance-tailed Manakins work together to convince a visiting female that the alpha male is worth mating with.

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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.

Lance-tailed manakins’ display in Panama


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Trio of Manakins Practices Courtship Displays – Apr. 11, 2017

When there are no females around to entertain, the male Lance-tailed Manakins on Isla Boca Brava hone their courtship skills by practicing dance displays together.

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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.

Manakin and wren in Panama


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Rufous-and-white Wren Joins Female Manakin on Display Perch – Apr. 10, 2017

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.

Male Lance-tailed Manakins are black with a blue back and red crest; females are olive-green with orange legs, and have an orange or red crest. Young males initially look like females, but pass through two intermediate subadult plumages before attaining adult coloration in their 4th year after hatching. Lance-tailed Manakins are primarily frugivorous, and manakins as a group are important seed dispersers in tropical forests.

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