Birds doing the "Moonwalk" of Michael Jackson

According to Wikipedia, the red-capped manakin is probably best known for its unusual courting method whereby it shuffles rapidly backwards across a branch, akin to a speedy moonwalk.

The male manakin has a distinctive with its bright red head and nape and velvety black bottom whereas the female are characterized with feathers that are olive green above, with paler, more yellow-green underparts.

The male manakin doing the epic moonwalk.
The male manakin doing the epic moonwalk.

Male Birds doing the "Moonwalk" to impress the the females

Featured in World's Weirdest by NatGeoWild, the video below is of a red-capped manakin as it engages in competitive displays that may entice visiting females who are surveying prospective partners for copulation in a gathering called a lek.

Watch the red-capped manakin as it tries to impress the ladies with its entertaining snazzy steps!

Source: NatGeoWild on YouTube
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