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Spectacular hummingbird video

For the first time ever, the unusual courtship ritual of the Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird has been caught on video.

Watch as the male hummingbird uses his long, spoon-shaped tail feathers to attract females. To complete for their attention, he’ll spin the feathers around at high speed and even attack other males.

The Marvelous Spatuletail is a rare and endangered hummingbird that lives in a tiny part of northern Peru. This video was captured by filmmaker Greg Homel and provided to Boyslife.org by the American Bird Conservancy. Click here to learn more.

17 Comments on Spectacular hummingbird video

  1. awesome feathers

  2. That was awesome it was shaking its feathers really fast.

  3. So cool! I love those tail feathers! They kinda looks like peacock. Where I live we don’t have hummingbirds at all, so it is cool to see an endangered one.

  4. thats alsome

  5. best bird ive ever seen

  6. Where did you get that video?

  7. it was cool but it could be better.

  8. i was not impressed

  9. yo friend joe // February 23, 2008 at 10:44 pm // Reply

    It was preety cool but it wasn’t very exciting nothing happend )=

  10. Theat vidio is soooooooooooo awsome Hummingbirds are an amazing species of wildlife!!! XD

  11. the problem // May 30, 2007 at 9:32 am // Reply

    the bird mooned me

  12. I never knew about that type of hummingbird!

  13. Cool, it was awsome!! ☺☺

  14. Boy that must have been hard to get! Great contribution.

  15. thats a big tail or what ever it is

  16. fishmaster // April 25, 2007 at 2:57 pm // Reply

    amazing. never seen anything like it except for a peacock. way coolllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!

  17. jakie chan // April 22, 2007 at 3:33 pm // Reply

    it was awsome

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