Long-tailed red-legged manakin
The long-tailed red-footed manakin is a species of bird of the manakin family that lives in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua.
The natural habitat of the bird is subtropical and tropical dry forests, subtropical and tropical humid lowland forests, as well as severely thinned old forests.
The long-tailed red-legged manakin is a rather interesting bird in terms of family life. Male long-tailed red-footed manakin form a long-term partnership as a duo or trio. They first sing together and then perform an elaborate coordinated mating dance for any female fascinated by their singing. If she agrees to mate, then only the alpha male fertilizes her. Among the many local indicative male partnerships of dispersed current, only one or a small number of males may have the vast majority of mating during a given breeding season. Like other current species, the female builds a nest and rears chicks without the participation of males.