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

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.


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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