Manakins in Panama update

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15 May 2017

An intruding dove doesn’t stop these Lance-tailed Manakins from getting to business. The breeding season only comes but once a year!

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This cam shows one display perch in a population of Lance-tailed Manakins on Isla Boca Brava, Chiriquí, Panamá, that has been monitored intensively since 1999.

This video says about itself:

Intense Practicing on Lance-tailed Manakin Display Perch – May 15, 2017

15 mei 2017

Male Lance-tailed Manakins work in cooperative alpha-beta pairs to court females during the breeding season, whereby the beta male effectively foregoes reproduction while aiding their dominant partners in attracting mates. Despite this selfless act, beta males are not guaranteed territory inheritance by cooperation with an alpha male. Instead, they likely gain courtship display skills by engaging in such cooperation, by which to become the superior male in a different, subsequent…

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