Video: Riflebird Mating Dance an "In Your Face" Affair

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February 21, 2007—For male riflebirds, attracting a mate is all about getting up close and personal.

The Australian birds puff up their plumage and put on elaborate dances—flapping their outstretched wings mere inches away from the object of their eyes.

Watch a hapless male get the ultimate brush-off, and then see if a smooth-moving rival can do any better.

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