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How it Evolved: the Red-capped Manakin

Evolutionary Biologist and Ornithologist Kim Bostwick describes the dance moves and unique sounds of the forest-dwelling Red-capped Manakin. This Central and South America-based bird makes a snapping sound with its wings, and has a unique courtship move that has been compared to The Moonwalk. 

Kim launched the Manakin-focused Singingwings.org, and is the Curator of Birds and Mammals in the Museum of Vertebrates at Cornell University, from where we’ve seen some amazing must-watch bird videos.

h/t Next Draft, which got me googling after it linked to 6 animals that science has discovered can dance, which also features the dance of the peacock spider.

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