This juvenile male Victoria rifle bird failed to impress…


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This juvenile male Victoria rifle bird failed to impress this female while practicing the mating dance from gifs



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  1. These are actually both [young males, one practicing their courtship dance on the other](https://youtu.be/XpLzK0fO2UY). Birds-of-paradise are some of the pickiest breeders on the planet—there’s no chance an adult female will have any interest in a teenager still sporting its juvenile coloration!

    Here’s a [video of a male](https://youtu.be/qKc2amcxczs) sporting his adult plumage and a more refined courtship dance.