The golden-crowned manakin
got about 20 percent of its genome from the snow-capped manakin
and the rest from the Opal-crowned manakin
The scans revealed that, while most birds have hollow wing bones, the club-winged manakin
's are "bulky and solid".
In one of the rare male-male duets, two long-tailed manakins
advertise the location of a courtship perch by simultaneously singing "Toledo."
"It's totally unique." The manakin
family includes about 40 species of birds, many of which have feathers that enable them to make unusual sounds.
Now, scientists have found that the club-winged manakin
's trick is in its wings, which flap at 106 beats per second.
The red-capped manakin
with a neat line in Michael Jackson moves.
For example, to see the flapping wings of a manakin
(which beat six times faster than a hummingbird) necessitated a 500-frames-per-second camera (usual speed: 25).
At the Amazon site the woodpecker, cotinga, swallow and icterid groups showed significant size assortment, whereas the raptor, toucan and manakin
groups did not (Size Assortment Analyses section).
The California quail screams Chicago, while the long-tailed manakin
For one of the scientists who spotted the manakin
, this was his third rediscovery of a tropical bird that scientists had declared was wiped out by rampaging civilization.
Demographic consequences of sexual selection in the Long-tailed Manakin
. Behavioral Ecology 4:297-309.