Bizarre courtship display makes male hummingbirds appear to have the head of a metallic purple octopus



Costa's hummingbirds nest in the spring, right before the desert gets too hot.
The male's courtship display is a spirited dance - he twists his body around to show off his shimmery green back in every angle of the sun's light.
Once the female seems captivated, the male costa's flexes the feathers of his mantle until they become a glowing mask of violet, which oddly resembles a tiny octopus.
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HOW DOES HE WOO HER?  Costa's hummingbirds have until the spring to mate - after that the desert becomes too hot.
The male flies high above the perched female, zooms down past her... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 45
Source: Daily Mail
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