The Moonwalking Bird

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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 03:36 PM
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The Red-capped Manakin is an attractive and vibrantly colored bird with a red cap, black body and yellow legs. It is small in stature but big in personality. The Red-capped Manakin is native to Central American countries such as Costa Rica, Belize, and Guatemala. The male bird is known for its fascinating courtship dance that is a must see! This courtship dance has been compared to Michael Jackson’s “Moonwalk” for good reason! The male bird, while courting the female, will make interesting sounds using the vibration of its wings rather than its voice, and put on an impressive show. The goal in producing these sounds and dancing is to attract the female. It is generally thought the female will choose the male with the best dance performance because a superior dance is indicative of the fittest male with quality genes to pass to offspring. Please enjoy dance performance captured in the video below. This would be a wonderful bird to see in the wild and add to your life list.


I would say a James Brown bird is more accurate
These things are awesome and this fast shutter speed video reveals their flashy quick world for better understanding and admiration. It looks like a small road runner with those legs, but man the vibrations it creates to glide are really impressive. The sound they make with their wings is pretty impressive too.
www.geekologie.com...

More Birds Of Paradise

Peace,
spec
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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 03:48 PM
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Superb. Never heard of this bird before. Love the video



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 03:48 PM
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Watched video with "I like to move it" playing on the computer.....I highly suggest this.
It's like art imitating nature.
S&F
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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 03:51 PM
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Lol!! That's awesome! Gonna try that down the pub next saturday night.....see if I can get me some action.....



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 03:54 PM
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reply to post by Flatcoat
 

Yea if you can pull that off without falling over, the ladies should flock your way mate

Get a vid and upload it here for kicks. Man it makes me wonder if James Brown ever saw this bird back in the day for inspiration.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 03:56 PM
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reply to post by TheDoctor46
 

Nature continues to amaze and these courting rituals amongst birds is quite entertaining! The birds of paradise are truly impressive also.

Peace



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 03:58 PM
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reply to post by PutAQuarterIn
 

Indeed man, quite the spectacle! Thanks for the reply, and yea I have seen it with other music accompaniments and it is hilarious. I wouldl ike to see one with MC Hammer's Can't Touch This!


spec



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 04:51 PM
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Now that was fun, interesting and I learned something I never knew before. L
L when the commentor said that the tree branch was like some sort of 'singles bar! Cracked me up! Thanks for posting



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 04:59 PM
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reply to post by ItDepends
 

My pleasure, glad ya duggit!



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 08:21 PM
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Oh my God, that was hysterical! What a beautiful little bird!!!!!!!



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 09:04 PM
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That was really fun to watch, a beautiful bird that can dance. Nature creates so many different things to see, so my life list would be very long.


I really enjoy reading threads like this, that are interesting and even inspiring, as sometimes in life as well as here, there is just too much gloom and doom. Thanks for all of the threads about nature that you share, they are some of my favorites here.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:28 PM
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reply to post by Night Star
 

I busted out loud too watching it
Look out lady birds, hubba hubba!



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:28 PM
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That was too cute and hilarious.

I couldn't stop laughing once he started to dance on the branch..

Cool find.

Beautiful bird.

S+F




posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:29 PM
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reply to post by PacificBlue
 

Glad you enjoyed it PB, and yea nature never ceases to amaze. You might enjoy the Birds Of Paradise link in the OP too. More Birds Of Paradise
Here is a vid I recently added to it.

Peace,
spec
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posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:32 PM
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reply to post by Manhater
 

Thanks Manhater



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:46 PM
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reply to post by speculativeoptimist
 


Wow that's a cool video. That black dancing ballerina, so cute. One bird looked like slithered like a bug.. OMG shame we don't see these birds where I live. Totally adorable.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:52 PM
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That one black bird is totally wild the way he dances like he's a showgirl in Las Vegas.



posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:59 PM
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Yea they are amazing for sure Mh, and you should see the array of courtships as well as nest decorating that these guys front up. Check that birds of paradise thread, there are more species of these wondrous birds.
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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 04:01 PM
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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 04:09 PM
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Classic vid
-he also pops up in this video around 4:20 but the whole thing is well worth a watch is you want a good laugh.







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