Manakin display flight video

Who would have thought that Michael Jackson would help highlight the joys of manakin breeding displays! Take a look at this video from pbs.org for some electrifying footage of Club-winged and Red-capped Manakins strutting their stuff. Amazing!

Video: The State of the Birds Report 2009

Take a look at this video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, it’s superb!

[Note: if you’re watching this video in a bandwidth-deprived country, play the video, pause it immediately then allow it a few minutes to load. This will ensure the viewing is “stutter-free.”]

Video: Blackbird mobbing, San Francisco

This is great. A Blackbird in downtown San Francisco is keeping passers-by on their toes as it dive-bombs them. They’re lucky it’s not a raptor!

Here’s a video from MyFoxNational: