A Newly Discovered Bird-of-Paradise Performs a Beautiful Mating Dance for an Uninterested Female

A newly determined species of Bird-of-Paradise in Papua, New Guinea called the Vogelkop Superb unveiled his gorgeous cape and breast feathers to perform a beautiful mating dance for a local female. Unfortunately for this little guy, the female was completely uninterested and flew away.

Sometimes a new species is hiding in plain sight. The Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise has songs, dances and courtship appearances that are very distinct from its relative the Greater Superb Bird-of-Paradise.

The Lab of Ornithology offered further detail about the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise and how it’s different from the widespread Greater Superb Bird-of-Paradise .

via The Kid Should See This

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