Sunday, 16 May 2010

Paradise

It's Sunday, it's sunny, let's all go to Papua New Guinea and see what a male Superb Bird of Paradise needs to do to go a woo-ing ...



The clip itself is from the BBC's Planet Earth and the original narrated by the dulcet tones of Sir David Attenborough, can be found here.

Have a loving Sunday everyone.

Charlie says: this is my own special dance - the lolling about. Preferably on dirt.

Charlie and I are sending our hugs and purrs to Bin and Lucky. Lucky isn't feeling too well after his surgery to repair his decapitated tail stump. We hope he'll pull through. Please pull through. xx

22 comments:

Jacqueline said...

That is a freaky looking bird mating dance!!...We like Charlie's special dance much better=love that tummy shot!!...We are praying and purring for Lucky; that sweet boy better make it, he's been through so much already...He's a tough little guy that's for sure; we really really hope he makes it and recovers soon...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'll be thinking about Lucky too...Hugs to Charlie...

Katnip Lounge said...

Mommy likes Charlie, and we like the bird! The whole Planet earth series was fantastic, actually.

We're purraying for Lucky (and Bin), the poor guy's been through enough, already.

Bossy Betty said...

Oh that video! I saw a lot of this in the 70's at the disco.

Give that Charlie a pet for me!!!

cafelopez said...

A "decapitated tail stump." Ouch. What happened, did he upset one of the cats?

Brigid said...

Amazing clip, poor Lucky, hope he pulls throught.

Kea said...

That display is rather intriguing and a bit weird looking. LOL!

We prefer Charlie's special dance too! :-)

Yes, lots of purrs and Light to Lucky and Bin!!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Susan Fields said...

Oh, I'll say a prayer for Lucky. I'm so sorry to hear he's not feeling well.:( We're all rooting for you, Lucky!

That video was bizarre - I would have flown away too. Scary...

Poppy Q said...

That is one funny bird. We wish all boys could dance as well as him.

Smooches

umi_e said...

Thanks for sharing the video ;)

Marg said...

What a silly video but a good one. Charlie, your tummy is terrific. We hadn't heard that Lucky was sick. We will go right over and visit. WE have been having computer problems.
Take care and have a wonderful Sunday.

Al said...

We have a couple of birds of paradise in Oz. Both called Rifle-Birds. I have seen a couple in the flesh, but alas not dancing.

Al

Publish or Perish

Brian said...

Oh no, we will be purring for Lucky too, purring & purring! Hello Charlie, you've got the rolling down!

laughingwolf said...

what a bird! :)

can only enjoy day for a while, clouds/rain rolling in

kenny sez: hi, charlie!

tekorin said...

What a birdy!!!
Great dance!!
Of course we LOVE your dance,too,Charlie!

We are purring and praying for Luchky.
Hope he'll get better soon.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie - you've not had too much nip have you and let all your inhibitions down!! Lovely picture of him enjoying a roll about.

Jenny Woolf said...

What an amazing bird, I have never seen anything like it before. If I were the female bird I think I'd be downright hypnotised by it.

Healing thoughts to poor Lucky

Talli Roland said...

Whoa. I prefer Charlie's rolling.

Have a great eclair-filled weekend, Old Kitty!

Christine and FAZ said...

We love those Birds of Paradise, we don't get anything nearly that exciting here in the UK. FAZ

Cheri said...

Looks like Mom got the Google Reader thing going again! Glad to have you visit! Charlie looks so relaxed...we love watching nature shows and have see this one before. Going to visit Bin and Lucky! Be well!

Cats of wildcat woods

ABBY said...

WE think that female bird is confused...and frankly we would be too. Charlie you have a much better idea!

Oh nooooo Gracie just jumped up on Momma and scratched her (not meaning too) -- she just wanted to sit in her lap. Mom is bleeding....OOPSIE!

We have been purring for Bin and Lucky....

purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

Theresa Milstein said...

Look at cute ol' Charlie. Such a puffball.

Poor Bin and Lucky. I hope Lucky pulls through.