Riflebird chicks love a song and dance

A male Victoria’s riflebird sings and dances to attract a female in the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland.
By AG STAFF September 26, 2014 Reading Time: < 1

This week’s reader photo was taken by Trevor in the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland.

“The Victoria’s Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae) also known as Duwuduwu to the local Aboriginal people, is a bird of paradise endemic to the Atherton Tableland region of northeastern Queensland, where it resides year-round. Photographing riflebirds is very difficult due to their preference for displaying in low light conditions,” he says. 

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