Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Little Dudes: Red-capped Manakin -- "the only known case of birds moonwalking"

Lets just lead with the video and hit the details afterwards:



The Little Dude is a Red-Capped Manakin (Pipra mentalis), from the jungles of Central and South America. Check out this link from Birdwatching-bliss for a bit more detail and a longer version of the above video.

The cute geek scientist in the video is Kim Bostwock, PhD. She is the curator of Birds and Mammals at Cornell University. She is also a presenter for the Nature series Deep Jungle: New Frontiers (where I believe this video clip comes from).

Enjoy animals creating mind-bending special effects for the sake of getting laid,

Bp

4 comments:

nolocontendere said...

Haha, VERY cute.
Interesting for me that you posted this, we decided today to go in a few days to the Sonoran Desert Museum outside of Tucson to experience their fantastic bird aviaries.

Bpaul said...

Dude, take pictures!

Erin Glover said...

I ♥ the Life of Birds. If you haven't seen it, you must join the list of my friends who are waiting to see it... that clip is totally from my FAVORITE David Attenborough BBC series.

Bpaul said...

Oh yeah, we have watched everything we could get our hands on from Netflix with David Attenborough. Pretty much the first thing we did when we subscribed LOL.