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University of Miami biologist and his collaborators find that in some groups of birds close relatives enhance each other's mating success.
Scientists discover unusual alliances in leks, or groups of males.
In the courtship dance of a male South American bird, the Club-winged Manakin, Machaeropterus deliciosus, rubbing and vibrating specialized wing feathers together creates a courting melody to attract their mates, according to a report in Science.
The Helmeted Manakin (Antilophia galeata) is a species of bird found in Brazil, northeast Paraguay, and the border region of northeast Bolivia. In Brazil it is mainly found in the Pantanal (a tropical wetland in South America) and Cerrado (a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of Brazil)regions. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. The adult male is a black bird with a red crest. The female is a dull olive green with a reduced olive crest. Photo Copyright and Credit