The Long-wattled Umbrellabird is a ludicrous creature from Colombia and Ecuador, where it hangs around in the rainforests on the western slopes of the Andes.
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It's like looking up a man's kilt...
Video: Andean Birding
In the breeding season, male chauvinists gather together in groups known as leks, where they all begin displaying to any females who may come by.
Their display is full of crest-raising, grunting and wattle-swinging. Probably the strangest bit is when they open out the feathers on their wattle, it looks like a pretty good feather-duster!
It's up to her to build the nest, incubate the eggs and gather all the fruit, insects, reptiles and amphibians they need to grow.