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Greater Bird-of-Paradise: Phases of Courtship | Cornell / National Geographic

March 30, 2019

Watch as two male Greater Birds-of-Paradise display together in the rainforest canopy. Several females arrive to check out the males, spurring them to begin a dual display. One female chooses a male, allowing him to approach and begin the next phase of display. The closeness and physical contact give her the chance to make a final decision about his suitability. Filmed and photographed by Tim Laman.

There are currently seventy-two short films in the entire Birds-of-Paradise Project playlist, ranging from 26 seconds to 8:29. In the upcoming weeks, we will present some of our favorites.

A film from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. If no film or link appears in this email, go to the blog to view it by clicking on the blog title above. If the film stops & starts in an annoying manner, press pause (lower left double bars ||) to let it buffer and get ahead of you. The lab is a member-supported organization and they welcome your membership and support. [Chuck Almdale]

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