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Manakin Moonwalk

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Uploaded on May 10, 2012

Deep in the cloud forest of South America a tiny bird, the red-capped manakin, sings with its wings. As part of their courtship, males execute maneuvers with names like the dart, the about-face, the upright, and the backward slide (which looks exactly like a Michael Jackson moonwalk). See more in the May iPad edition of National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/dig....

Video by Tim Laman.

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