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Small but beautiful

Started by Herp-art, 11/20/2008 06:42AM
Posted 11/20/2008 06:42AM Opening Post
I was thinking of posting this as a mystery bird to see if anyone would recognize it, but since it's a foreigner, that wouldn't be fair. This is a Wire-Tailed Manakin, photographed in the Amazon jungle of northeastern Peru. It is sparrow-sized, and it's call sounds like someone clicking two marbles together. These birds do an incredible mating dance/display reminiscent of Michael Jackson's "moonwalk." Thanks for looking.

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Posted 11/20/2008 07:01AM #1
Beautiful bird! Difficult lighting in the jungle, no doubt. Nice shot, John.

Jeff


Posted 11/20/2008 08:59AM #2
I'll bet that trip was a good time. This image was a fun change of pace. Thanks for posting it.
Cheers,
Tyler

"The expression of the beautiful is in direct ratio to the power of perception acquired by the artist." (Gustave Courbet)
Posted 11/20/2008 04:49PM #3
Wow, vibrant colors!
Thanks for giving us a peek at some of these exotic beauties.


Robert

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Posted 11/26/2008 06:24PM #4
John, beautiful shot! I saw this bird do his dance on one of the 'Nature" presentations. It was a very funny sight to behold.