At the Pioneer cottage today, 3 juvenile Riflebirds flew in and proceeded to try to outdo each other’s dancing skills.  A little way in the forest, on a horizontal log they bopped along wings outstretched, it was hilarious!  I rushed out, barefoot, braving wait-a-while and stinging trees, but  I missed filming it.

Then two of the birds fly to a post for a dance off. I managed to video this, though my exposure and focus was a little off.  The first bird  does a fairly good job, but I think the second bird was the clear winner. What do you thinK?

Here is the video of the dance off.

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