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The Superb Bird of Paradise has few females & competition is fierce leading to the most bizarre & elaborate courtship displays.  He folds his black feather cape, blue-green breast shield springs upward, around its head, transforming the front of the bird into a spectacular ellipse-shaped creature that rhythmically snaps its tail feathers against the ground while hopping in circles around the female. Blue plumage is  similar to a cartoon face.  The female rejects 15-20  suitors before mating.

The Superb Bird of Paradise has few females & competition is fierce leading to the most bizarre & elaborate courtship displays. He folds his black feather cape, blue-green breast shield springs upward, around its head, transforming the front of the bird into a spectacular ellipse-shaped creature that rhythmically snaps its tail feathers against the ground while hopping in circles around the female. Blue plumage is similar to a cartoon face. The female rejects 15-20 suitors before mating.

This is a Bird of Paradise and this is his wonderful mating dance!

This is a Bird of Paradise and this is his wonderful mating dance!

Gerenuk is a weird African antelope species that has an elongated neck and unusually pointed snout. Unlike other antelopes, it can also stand only on its hind limbs to reach upper leaves of trees and...

Gerenuk is a weird African antelope species that has an elongated neck and unusually pointed snout. Unlike other antelopes, it can also stand only on its hind limbs to reach upper leaves of trees and...

Magnificent Bird of Paradise Male and Female : BIRDS OF PARADISE : Environmental Photographs: Wildlife Photojournalist Tim Laman, Tim Laman

Magnificent Bird of Paradise Male and Female : BIRDS OF PARADISE : Environmental Photographs: Wildlife Photojournalist Tim Laman, Tim Laman

From Birds of Paradise: The Emperor Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea guilielm), also known as Emperor of Germany's Bird-of-paradise is a large, approximately 33 cm long, yellow and brown bird-of-paradise with a reddish-brown iris, bluish-grey bill and purplish-brown legs. The male has an extensive dark emerald green face and throat, two very long tail wires and large white ornamental flank plumes.

From Birds of Paradise: The Emperor Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea guilielm), also known as Emperor of Germany's Bird-of-paradise is a large, approximately 33 cm long, yellow and brown bird-of-paradise with a reddish-brown iris, bluish-grey bill and purplish-brown legs. The male has an extensive dark emerald green face and throat, two very long tail wires and large white ornamental flank plumes.

It's not that unusual for a bird to perform a song and dance routine to attract a mating partner, but no bird is as showy as the male six-plumed bird of paradise. After performing some secret bird ninja moves, the male transforms into a giant black and neon blue smiley face. Yes, that thing is a bird.

It's not that unusual for a bird to perform a song and dance routine to attract a mating partner, but no bird is as showy as the male six-plumed bird of paradise. After performing some secret bird ninja moves, the male transforms into a giant black and neon blue smiley face. Yes, that thing is a bird.

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