TIL there are birds of paradise that have feathers as black or blacker than vantablack. Watch this one ruff out its neck feathers to attract another bird (who apparently wasn't impressed?):

@erinbee riflebirds! the little side-side head motion they do before going into w i d e m o d e is one of the weirdest motions i've ever seen a bird do.


@erinbee oh wait sorry that's the Superb Bird-of-Paradise, different species. same neck of the woods though.

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