A Rifle Bird of Paradise.
Like many jungle animals, birds of paradise avoid competing with each other.
And these do so by living in different parts of this jungle-covered island.
The Six-Plumed Bird of Paradise displays in his special clearing on the forest floor.
The Magnificent Bird of Paradise favours the low branches of bushes.
His female is modestly dressed.
The male has a good set of lungs,
but he'll have to do more than flutter his eyelids if he wants to impress her.
It'll all depend on his performance.
The females may be dull-looking but they're very picky.
And it's time for a really close inspection.
His right side looks fine, but what about his left?
Pretty impressive, but is he magnificent enough?
0h, dear! Her departure says it all.
Generations of choosy females have driven the evolution of these remarkable displays.
The more extravagant a male is, the more likely he will be noticed.