Tuesday, January 27, 2015

This will be one of my favorite videos of all time: David Attenborough and the obnoxious bird-of-paradise

Birds-of-paradise are a remarkable group of birds from New Guinea and Australia showing extreme sexual dimorphism.  Males are incredibly ornate and loud and are not subtle at all.  Females, on the other hand, are drab and probably easily overlooked in dense Australasian rainforests.

There already exists some amazing footage of these birds (like this) but this video with Sir David will be my favorite for showing the absolute commitment some species have to displaying.


  1. This is still my favorite David Attenborough moment:

  2. Birds + testosterone = sillyness. This gives me an idea about a future post about enlarging avian testes and daylength.