25 April, 2009

Red-Capped Manakin

I found this little guy when I was looking for pictures of the superb bird yesterday. What attracted me to him is he does something I personally never knew a bird could do. He is a Red-Capped Manakin (Pipra Mentalis) is a species of bird in the Pipridae family. His natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowlands. He is found in areas like Belize, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador,Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. The only other thing I know about him is his courting method. He shuffels his little feet so fast you can't even tell he is moving his feet.
Here are two different pictures of him. I think he is such a pretty bird. I love his red head and yellow legs or thighs.

Here is a video of his little courting dance. The lady in the video is just kinda explaining the birds dance. Just watch and you will see the bird himself do the dance.


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willow said...

awe i like his little red cap!

Anonymous said...

That video is so funny. I never saw anything like that before. Thanks for posting it!