The Mating Dance of the Hooded Grebe was Filmed for the First Time and Its Poetry in Motion

On the remote glacial ponds of Patagonia, the critically endangered Hooded Grebe (< em> Podiceps gallardoi ) performing a mesmerizing copulating dance that has been caught on film for the very first time.

The categories was simply discovered by humans 43 years ago, but had now become critically endangered ever since a few American Minks (< em> Neovison vison )– who were introduced to Patagonia for commercial wool production in the 30 s–escaped and unleashed disruption on the ill-prepared chicks.

The footage was filmed for the documentary, Tango in the Wind . You can read more about the chick and keep projection here.

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