07 Jun '11, 2am

Tiny Bird Dances Like it's 'Been Shot Out of a Cannon' (Video)

Often when biologists are charged with detailing the newly recorded behavior of some exotic species, the language can get pretty science-y -- but dusty old descriptors can't suffice when talking about a particularly tiny bird's incredible courtship ritual. Recently, researchers filmed the dazzling 'dance' of a golden-collared manakin, which one scientist described as thus: "The male jumps like he's been shot out of a cannon. It's exquisite. He sails like an acrobat and lands perfectly on a perch, like a gymnast landing a flawless dismount."

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/tiny-bird-dances-...


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