I spent an hour or so watching a couple of juvenile Victoria’s Riflebirds perfecting their dance moves. They were on two posts, about 3 meters apart, displaying for anything that flew past. A couple of adult females stopped by for a look, and apart from the first female that was highly critical, it seemed to me that they gave a few encouraging chirps. The two juveniles also danced for each other. But the finale was amazing – an adult male flew in to usurp those youngsters, and show how it is really done!

Here is the video below (please watch to the end to see the adult male). If you are not able to see it below, or would like to see a larger, higher quality video, please view it on my youtube channel here.