"To attract mating partners and defend their territories, urban robins sing later in the night, once traffic noises decrease after the evening rush. Many other bird species, including blackbirds, sing in urban environments at a higher pitch, so that their song is easier to distinguish in the lower-frequency traffic noise."
Probably the most athletic is the Golden-collared Manakin. As you can see in this video, he leaps between parallel branches, using his wings only to soften the landing, and even throwing in a back flip from time to time. During these athletic moves, its heart rate jumps from its normal 600 beats per minute to an astounding 1300 beats per minute (21 beats a second)!
“The females prefer the males that perform the elements of the dance faster and demonstrate better motor coordination,” said lead author Julia Barske, a graduate student and doctoral candidate at the university. “Females prefer more active males that do more courtship activity.”Different species have different styles and hopefully always will. The thought of a collection of different bird species dancing Gangnam Style in our yard is too horrible to contemplate.
“Julia’s data show that the females select the males that completed elements of the courtship dance in 50 milliseconds (thousandths of a second) over the males that took 80 milliseconds,” Schlinger added. " World-Science.net