Marvellous Spatuletail – indeed worthy of marvel

I suppose I’ll never tire of films depicting extraordinary courtship displays of wild birds. One I missed earlier this year was the BBC’s film of courting Marvellous Spatuletails from the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Peru. In these gorgeous hummingbirds, the males display greatly elongated tail plumes tipped with disks that are waved about to catch the female’s fancy.

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