This Is It! The Moonwalking Red-Capped Manakin!The Rainforest Site
Some species of animal let out a certain call to attract a mate, others display impressive colors or feathers in order to gain the attention of the opposite sex, and some have a specific dance they perform. The male red-capped manakin seeks out a mate by performing a unique and strange ritual that involves snapping his wings and dancing on the branch. By moving back and forth across the branch, this brightly colored male bird attracts the attention of his desired female. Move over, Micheal Jackson, this special bird has got the moves!
See his unique dance — watch the video.