Sketch of the Day Theme: drum

Posted by on Sep 16 2019, in kraxn, sketch of the day

The Zildjian Kingfisher of Papua New Guinea uses a wet fish to create a unique percussive sound on the hollow leaves of the tom-tom tree. Every spring, the forest goes wild with drumming. Not to be outdone, the females line up by hundreds to the best drummers and start gyrating fervently. Only the best males mate with the best gyrating females, ensuring the survival of the most rhythmically inclined.