Bird-of-paradise meets Beethoven
Check out this handsome chap – a male Victoria’s riflebird putting on an impressive display for a lucky lady friend.
If you’ve seen the video, you’ll understand why the flutterings of this flamboyant fowl reminded us of nothing more than a classical conductor on the podium. The erect posture, the rhythmic waving, the expressive gesturing to every corner of a hidden ensemble, the abrupt exit from the stage – it’s all there.
So we did what any sane, normal music-lovers would do, and set him to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.