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I've never seen a bird like this (Victoria's Riflebird) (Original Post) Mosby Dec 2020 OP
Stunning and incredible The Blue Flower Dec 2020 #1
Those dance moves... Arne Dec 2020 #2
LOL! KT2000 Dec 2020 #9
LOL MOMFUDSKI Dec 2020 #10
Isn't there an animated movie that features that bird dance? Baitball Blogger Dec 2020 #3
there are several birds that dance like that. lyre birds, iirc. mopinko Dec 2020 #27
It's like he's doing kung foo! Maraya1969 Dec 2020 #4
One of the features of Planet Earth - can't remember if II or another Hestia Dec 2020 #5
Is that the clip where the voiceover is going BobTheSubgenius Dec 2020 #26
Ninja bird worshipping the summer solstice. Dem2theMax Dec 2020 #6
At first it reminded me of that lady who did the fan dance many years back. grumpyduck Dec 2020 #7
That was Sally Rand Lord Ludd Dec 2020 #18
An allergy attack could be disastrous. colorado_ufo Dec 2020 #19
That conjures up quite an image Lord Ludd Dec 2020 #25
made famous by her appearance at the columbian exhibition in chicago. 1933. mopinko Dec 2020 #28
Looks like it's conducting a symphony orchestra. Funtatlaguy Dec 2020 #8
Hey, we all do stupid over-the-top things when we're young and horney flamin lib Dec 2020 #11
Yogabird. 2naSalit Dec 2020 #12
I believe we've witnessed the oranges of Maori dancing! Karadeniz Dec 2020 #13
This is one of the birds of paradise from New Guinea. MoonchildCA Dec 2020 #14
👍🐦 Mosby Dec 2020 #15
Fascinating BootinUp Dec 2020 #16
I may be a bit avant-garde but here's my first thought... littlemissmartypants Dec 2020 #17
Beautiful. Thats what I am talking about. peacebuzzard Dec 2020 #20
Amazing. byronius Dec 2020 #21
Dap! yankeepants Dec 2020 #22
Flexing for the babes. keithbvadu2 Dec 2020 #23
A first for me also. Thanks for sharing. c-rational Dec 2020 #24
i've never taken a birding trip, per se. tho i have picked up many firsts in my travels. mopinko Dec 2020 #29
Striking! Blue Owl Dec 2020 #30
 

Hestia

(3,818 posts)
5. One of the features of Planet Earth - can't remember if II or another
Wed Dec 23, 2020, 08:06 PM
Dec 2020

series of Planet Earth, Blue Planet, maybe? Netflix has (had?) the series. Highly recommend

BobTheSubgenius

(11,615 posts)
26. Is that the clip where the voiceover is going
Wed Dec 23, 2020, 11:45 PM
Dec 2020

"Daytime! Nighttime!" as the bird hides its head under its wing? It REALLY looks like the same kind of bird.

Dem2theMax

(9,722 posts)
6. Ninja bird worshipping the summer solstice.
Wed Dec 23, 2020, 08:08 PM
Dec 2020

That's my interpretation, and I'm sticking with it.

I love birds!

grumpyduck

(6,333 posts)
7. At first it reminded me of that lady who did the fan dance many years back.
Wed Dec 23, 2020, 08:13 PM
Dec 2020

Afterwards, it looked like it was conducting an orchestra.

Lord Ludd

(585 posts)
25. That conjures up quite an image
Wed Dec 23, 2020, 10:35 PM
Dec 2020

Wonder if any of those rakish animated cartoonists of that era ever had a go at that.

MoonchildCA

(1,302 posts)
14. This is one of the birds of paradise from New Guinea.
Wed Dec 23, 2020, 09:16 PM
Dec 2020

There are a few documentaries around about them. There are many others equally fascinating.
Definitely worth seeking out a documentary or two.

Edited to add Dancing with the Birds on Netflix is one of them.

peacebuzzard

(5,200 posts)
20. Beautiful. Thats what I am talking about.
Wed Dec 23, 2020, 09:29 PM
Dec 2020

Astounding in every way. So much in nature to admire. I am so grateful I saw this post.
Thank you Birders Group. and Mosby.

mopinko

(70,737 posts)
29. i've never taken a birding trip, per se. tho i have picked up many firsts in my travels.
Thu Dec 24, 2020, 01:14 AM
Dec 2020

but one of these days...

i never wanted to go to australia despite the birds, cuz of their rep as the last bastion of the white man. but i found out that my many times great uncle, michael dwyer, who was sent to botany bay, is remembered w big family gatherings. that, i would take the trip for.

but i'd also like to go to indonesia some day. so many cray cray birds there.

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