Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Rare Birds

Here is another fascinating mating ritual caught on camera: the Peruvian spatuletail hummingbird, described as about the size of a fluffy ping pong ball, has been filmed by the BBC in full for the first time.

A marvellous hummingbird display By Matt Walker Editor, Earth News

The spatuletail hummingbird is among the most rare and striking of birds.
By using a high speed camera, a BBC natural history film crew was the first to capture the mating sequence in super slow motion. The crew also filmed a male advertising in front of a female, and solved a mystery of how the male birds make a snapping sound during the display.


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