Spectacular Fans of Feathers Define the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise Courtship Ritual


This short video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology documents the spectacular plumage and mating dance of the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise. In order to catch the attention of its female counterpart, the male Bird-of-Paradise flips its cape of black feathers into a large ruff that surrounds its head, while also fanning out an iridescent azure blue skirt of feathers from its breast.

Source: Spectacular Fans of Feathers Define the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise Courtship Ritual

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