Lance-tailed manakin webcam in Panama


This video from Panama says about itself:

20 March 2017

Male Lance-tailed Manakins go to great lengths to keep a well maintained display perch. Notice how this male “cleans” the area by tearing away at leaves in the area and scratching the surfaces of the surrounding branches with his beak.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA:

The Manakin Cam Returns

On the small Panamanian island of Boca Brava, male Lance-tailed Manakins are beginning to compete for mates—which they do by working together. You’ll have a front row seat when you watch our live cam.

The Cornell Lab has partnered with Dr. Emily DuVal to bring this live view of manakins to your screen. She has been studying these cooperative displays since 1999, unraveling the mystery of why males form alliances and work together to woo females—even though only one male typically gets to mate.

Here’s what to look for: The live cam shows a display perch used by one pair of males, within a larger area with up to 30 “alpha” males and their partners. Throughout the day, the males perform coordinated displays featuring leaps and butterfly-like flights on the display perch.

Occasionally, a brownish female stops by to watch. If she seems interested and receptive, the beta male typically leaves the area and the alpha male starts displaying on his own.

Through much of the day the perch may appear empty; but you can often hear the sweet calls of the male manakins singing a duet, trying to entice a female to check out one of their meticulously maintained display perches (they also have two other display areas off-cam). When the manakins aren’t around, other species (like this antshrike, this wren, or even this wood-rail!) may wander into the frame, and in the mornings and evenings the roaring of howler monkeys echoes through the forest.

Share what you see and hear with us on the cam’s Twitter feed, @ManakinCam, and join us in learning more about these gorgeous birds and their complicated approach to courtship. Save up your questions—Dr. DuVal will be joining us for a live Q&A session in the near future. Stay tuned for more details, and thanks for watching.

Pygmy sloths in Panama video


This video from Panama says about itself:

Life as a Pygmy SlothPlanet Earth II – Islands Behind The Scenes

19 December 2016

Pygmy sloths are home to an unusually varied number of creatures.

Panama’s beautiful wildlife, video


This video says about itself:

13 December 2016

This compilation of birds, reptiles and mammals footage was filmed exclusively in 4K (3840 x 2160) in the wild during a one week span in Panama in December 2016 in the regions of Gamboa, Soberania and Summit and features the following species:

Broad-billed Motmot (Electron clatyrhynchum)
Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus coeruliceps)
Swainson’s Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii)
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda)
Blue-crowned Manakin (Lepidothrix coronata)
Red-capped Manakin (Ceratopipra mentalis)
Cinnamon Woodpecker (Celeus loricatus)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
Slaty-tailed Trogon (Trogon massena)
Gartered Trogon (Trogon caligatus)
Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)
Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Damophila julie)
White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora)
Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos)
White-faced Capuchin Monkey (Cebus capucinos)
White-nosed Coati (Nassua narica)
Mantled Howler Monkey (Allouatta palliata)
Central America Agouti (Dasyprocta punctata)
Common Basilisk (Basiliscus basiliscus)
Black-chested Jay (Cyanocorax affinis)
Lesser Kiskadee (Pitangus lictor)
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)
Red-eared Turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans)
Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)
Fasciated Antshrike (Cymbilaimus lineatus)
Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa)
Semiplumbeous Hawk (Leucopternis semiplumbea)
Long-billed Hermit (Phaethornis longirostris)
Chestnut-headed Oropendola (Psarocolius wagleri)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)
Brown Vinesnake (Oxybelis aeneus)
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima)

Song by Snow Music Studio via Audio Jungle

© The 4K Guy 2016

Sloth swims in Panama, video


This BBC video, from Planet Earth II, recorded in Panama, says about itself:

7 November 2016

A pygmy three-toed sloth swims between mangroves on the island of Escudo on the hunt for a mate.

Lance-tailed manakins in Panama update


This video from Panama says about itself:

Morning Visit to the Display Perch, Short Display—Lance-tailed Manakin Cam

18 May 2016

The Lance-tailed Manakin Cam is a collaboration between Florida State University researcher Dr. Emily DuVal and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology‘s Bird Cams project.

Watch live and learn more about manakins here.

This 18 May 2016 video is called Long Perch Maintenance Bout—Lance-tailed Manakin Cam.

Manakins dancing in Panama, new videos


This video from Panama says about itself:

Early Morning Single Male Dancing, May 12, 2016 [Lance-tailed Manakin Cam]

When not much is going on, males “groom” the area around their perch, pulling off chunks of leaves that get too close to the major stick. They also bite at the stick, perhaps to smooth the dancing surface? This behavior leaves little perpendicular marks on the display perch itself, and this worn appearance is one feature that clues us in to exactly which stick in a cluster is the perch used for dancing.

The Lance-tailed Manakin Cam is a collaboration between Florida State University researcher Dr. Emily DuVal and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology‘s Bird Cams project.

Watch live and learn more about manakins here.

This video from Panama says about itself:

Short Morning Display, May 12, 2016 [Lance-tailed Manakin Cam]

This video from Panama says about itself:

Rufous-and-white Wren Visits the Lance-tailed Manakin Display Area, May 12, 2016

This video from Panama says about itself:

Two Males Display May 13, 2016 [Lance-tailed Manakin Cam]