Wednesday, November 26, 2008

So you think you can dance?

Returning to my habit of finding weird and wonderful creatures, I would like to introduce you to the manakin bird. My particular favorite is this fellow.

Wonderful, eh?
This manakin bird can and does moonwalk as part of its mating rituals. In very 70s yellow trousers as the witty Stephen Fry opined.
On a side note, he said that on QI, a wonderful British "game" show that never fails to amuse me.
Anyways, the manakin bird is found in southern Mexico and in some parts of South America. It comes in many species and I think our funny fellow in the yellow trousers is a red capped manakin.
Once more, I marvel at how awesome and wonderful nature is.

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