Monday, 2 February 2015

The Superb Bird of Paradise.................................. a stunning courtship display

I have just watched Birds of Paradise with David Attenborough and just had to share this clip.


The Superb Bird of Paradise's courtship display is amazing to watch.
To me the male morphs into a cartoon... fantastic.

I have been so aware of colourful tropical birds nearly all my life.
I collected cards of birds and African and Asian wildlife from tea packets as a youngster.
The Tropical Birds set is from 1961... I was just 5 years old.
By the way Mum (84 in a few weeks) still has my collections.

 Wild Bird Wednesday

11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i've watched a video of them, before (might be the same one). can't you just hear that lady bird saying, 'you big weirdo! stop it!' :)

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous birds!

Margaret Adamson said...

I watched the same. Programme resent lay. They all are amazing birds. I have seen the Victoria Riflebird in Australia displaying, it was wonderful to see. Thanks for sharing.

David said...

Hi Andrew,
Oh, that picture of the Andean Cock of the Rock brought back memories for me. I visited Ecuador a few years ago and traveled to a lek to see them displaying. At 5am there wasn't any light for photos, but it was great just to be there!

Fun60 said...

I watched that programme this week. Absolutely fascinating. I just love Attenborough. I remember the cards from the tea packets and then putting them into albums. i think I still have one of British wild flowers somewhere.

EG CameraGirl said...

What a sweet mum you have! I guess she knew your love for tropical birds would continue into your adult life.

eileeninmd said...

Great video of this cool exotic bird. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

A Quiet Corner said...

Perfect photos...and quite entertaining...LOL!...:)JP

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

My mom got us National Wildlife magazine when I was a kid. I've been hooked ever since.
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Pat said...

Such amazing behavior.

Marie said...

I saw this on TV and just loved it. Oh, the wonders of nature!!! So much joy for us!