Monday, December 11, 2006

"Hip-hop bird" video

Have you seen the videos of Carola’s Parotia bird-of-paradise gettin' jiggy for the ladies? You can watch it via Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library. Although dark, the videos are great fun and reveal the male's rarely witnessed courtship dances.

Biologist Edwin Scholes shot the videos in New Guinea and described the displays in the October issue of The Auk.


Blogger Patrick Belardo said...

WOW! The first video is cool, but the second is unreal! New Guinea is near the top of my list of places to go. I hear it can be dangerous and the chiggers are ruthless.

December 13, 2006 12:18 PM  

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