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I found Michael Jackson in the jungles of Costa Rica!… but he was in bird form. You’ll see a little later on. Now, let’s look at some manakins.ย 

atching the Red capped Manakin dancing around reminds me Michael Jackson moonwalk. You guys have to see it! . . . . #kings_birds

Image: The Red-Capped Manakin

๐Ÿฆย Manakin is the common name given to about 60 species of small, passerine birds that can be found in Paraguay, northern Argentina, southern Mexico, southern Brazil, and Trinidad and Tobago.ย 

๐Ÿฆ The name โ€œmanakinโ€ comes from the Middle Dutch mannekijn, or “little man”.

The blue manakin or swallow-tailed manakin (Chiroxiphia caudata) is a small species of bird in the fairly Pipridae. It is found mainly involved the Atlantic Forest of south-eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and far north-eastern Argentina. Its typical habitat is wet lowland or montane forest and heavily degraded former forest.

Image: The Blue Manakin

๐Ÿฆ Red-capped manakin males perform a “moonwalk” where they slide up and down a branch and show off their bright yellow thighs to approaching females.

๐Ÿฆ The Blue Manakin male is the bluest to the plumage while the female is duller and greenish overall. The Blue Manakin is a poster bird for the Atlantic Forest in southeastern Brazilian.

Golden-headed Manakin Pipra erythrocephala

Image: The Golden-headed Manakin

๐Ÿฆ The male Golden-headed Manakin is difficult to find, however, they can be seen around male display sites where they gather to display for females.

๐ŸŽถ Birdie Jean is not my lover, ow! She’s just a bird, who claims I am the one…๐ŸŽถ

The Red Capped Manakin aka “Moonwalking Bird” has the best courting dance ever! They do the “moonwalk” completed with wings slapping the legs and slides to attract the ladies during breeding season. Watch these natural-born thrillers moves via One UnconditionalLove:

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Reference/s: insider.si.edu; manakinsrcn.org; YouTube

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