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Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise [May. 2nd, 2018|12:43 pm]

You may have seen video documentation of the Superb Bird of Paradise mating dance. I think i saw it first in the context of some article, maybe this one https://www.wired.com/story/the-worlds-most-metal-bird-makes-darkness-out-of-chaos/ , about how the black feathers are more black than about anything we know.

Here's a video of a mating dance of a bird of paradise that has been assumed to be the same species as the Superb Bird of Paradise -- but evidence had been collected to show that it's actually a different species. The variation on the mating dance is just as amazing, and i think more elegant.


Meanwhile the Carolina Wrens are still feeding their nestlings.