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a Victoria’s riflebird in a mating display, Queensland, Australia
November 27, 2015

Flirt in Training

A young Victoria's riflebird practices a mating display he'll need when he's older and has undergone a color transformation: Adult males are velvety black with a bright blue-green crown. This juvenile was photographed in Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, one of the last strongholds of ancient Australian rain forests.

This photograph was submitted to the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest. Submit your best photo for a chance to win.

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Photograph by Dean Jewell

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