The Dance of a Newly Discovered Bird-of-Paradise

Differences in vocalisations are increasingly being investigated as to whether they indicate hitherto unrecognised new species. In this case, the visual display is just as significant. And amazing.

I can imagine how many hours went into locating and filming these birds to capture the high-resolution images and audio on this video. That it is such an iconic bird makes me wonder how many other discoveries await patient naturalists and sound recordists.

Click here for the full research paper. Thanks to Tony Baylis for alerting us to this new research.

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