Long-Billed Hermit’s Mating Dance

Clip: Season 41 Episode 10 | 2m 32s  | Video has closed captioning.

During mating season, long-billed hermit males gather in groups for a talent contest called a “lek.” From a perch, one male begins a courtship ritual that starts with a series of chirps. Other males join in and soon a chorus fills the forest. A whole song is squeezed into one chirp.

Aired: 04/12/23

Rating: NR

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