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.