The male Asian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi), especially the white morph, makes a spectacular picture when it is perching on a branch, with its extra-long, streamer like central tail feathers hanging down (above).
When the bird moves around and the streamers wriggle about, things get more exciting (video above, below)…
…what more when it is shaking its tail feathers following a bath to rid them of water droplets (video below).
When in flight, with its the tail feathers following behind, twirling and flicking up and down as if the paradise-flycatcher is performing a ribbon dance, this is a sight to behold (video below).
6the October 2017