Weird birds

Marabou Stork
1. Where They Can Be Found Africa What Makes Them Strange With a face only a mother could love, the Marabou Stork looks just plain strange. Growing up to 20 pounds, these oddballs have a bald head and long beak, perfect for scavenging. Like the vulture, their featherless head has adapted to allow them to root through corpses and other waste without creating too much of a mess. Lovely. .....
Ribbon Tailed Astrapia
2. Where They Can Be Found New Guinea What Makes Them Strange Just look at their tail! The Ribbon Tailed Astrapia draws its name from the unusual long tail feathers which drape over its backside. At upwards of a metre in length, the male .....
Superb Bird of Paradise
3. What Makes Them Strange This is one bird that loves the ladies. Actually, since there is typically a low population of females to mate with, the male Superb Bird of Paradise has to put in a massive extra effort just to get their attention. After meticulously creating a stage (by cleaning up leaves, dirt and debris around him) the Superb Bird of Paradise will let out a mating call, and proceed to perform one of the most unusual, amazing dances in the animal kingdom. Puffing his chest out and forming a symmetrical crest with his feathers, the bird will hop about rhythmically, hoping to seduce his would-be lady bird. Words can .....
Sri Lanka Frogmouth
4. What Makes Them Strange Well, they have a frog .....
Kagu
5. What Makes Them Strange Tiny, grey and ground dwelling, despite having wings these birds lack the muscles necessary to fly. Now nearly engendered, the poor Kagu is constantly on the run from predators. When threatened the Kagu will often puff out his crest and wings in a gesture to ward off potential threats. .....
Blue Bird of Paradise
6. Where They Can Be Found Like the other Birds of Paradise, the Blue Bird has ample access to food, and can spend time worrying about attracting a passing glance from a member of the opposite sex. Perhaps the most spectacular of all, the Blue Bird .....
California Condor
7. What Makes Them Strange The largest North American land bird, the California Condor wins strange points simply because of how hideous they are. A scavenger who relies primarily on carrion, this big bird has a three-metre wingspan and lives for upwards of 50 years. Despite their less than lovely visage, the California Condor has some remarkable abilities they can soar for upwards of three-miles without flapping their wings, and are neat-freaks that spend hours cleaning their feathers. .....
Western Parotia
8. What Makes Them Stange Beyond the unusual head wires that extend from above his eyes, the male Western Parotia has a very unique mating dance. To help draw female birds the male will spread his plumes and hop around, performing a delicate ballet while snapping his neck back and forth. It .....
Anhinga
9. Anhinga are more commonly known as Snake Birds. When they rise up from the depths of a swamp, just their neck and razor sharp bill is visible. To add to the creepy factor, these strange waterbirds are all black, make weird growling calls, and can sink silently into view before disappearing underwater. The creatures have inspired much superstition and folklore with their disconcerting appearance and mysterious habits. To assist in diving, the bird .....
Hood Mockingbird
10. The Hood Mockingbird is an aberrant member of the Thrasher family of birds found on the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. These shocking songbirds have adapted to the lack of fresh water and food sources on the dry Galapagos Islands by drinking the blood of young seabirds while they sit in their nests. The sharp, curved bill is well suited to this gruesome feeding method. The host birds often survive, only to be subject to repeat, potentially fatal blood sucking attacks. .....
Vampire Finch
11. Bram Stoker meets The Birds. Just when it couldn .....
Greater Honeyguide
12. The Greater Honeyguide has developed a strong relationship with humans by guiding them to honey so the humans can break open the hive. The humans are supposed to then share with the bird. However, the only bird that does business with man has an unethical side that borders on nightmarish. Greater Honeyguides emerge featherless from eggs laid in songbird nests .....
African Crowned Eagle
13. South-Central and East Africa is home to a huge raptor that may be a man-eater. The African Crowned Eagle is one of the largest birds of prey on the planet, and it relies on sizable monkeys as a primary component of its diet. On one occasion, a Crowned Eagle attacked a seven year old child on the way to school, and bystander intervention was required to free the child from the eagle .....
Great Gray Shrike
14. The Great Gray Shrike is a magnificent relative of crows and the innocent looking vireos. But this songbird is a wannabe raptor, and due to its inferiority complex, Shrikes come with their hang-ups. Literally. Great Grays lure in songbirds by mimicking their calls, hammering them to death once they are within reach. Lacking talons, the Shrike drags its prey to the nearest barbed wire or thorn bush, impaling it forcefully on the object. The prey is then torn apart and consumed. During the breeding season, males impale multiple songbirds along the perimeter of their territory to ward off rivals and impress hens. .....
Antarctic Giant Petrel
15. Popular penguin films fail to disclose a terrible and dark shadow looming over the colonies of these almost humanlike Antarctic waterbirds. Macronectes giganteus. The Southern Giant Petrel. Weighing up to 18 pounds (8 kg) with a wingspan of 7 feet (2 meters,) the ghastly Giant Petrel stalks the colonies of multiple penguin species. Entire adult penguins and the large young of huge Emperor Penguins are seized by this monstrous, yellow eyed marine bird with the appearance of a gigantic gull or demonized albatross. Having no raptorial adaptations, this terrifying avian freak of nature conducts incredibly crude and brutal butcherings in its bid to live like an eagle. You can see a shocking attack here. .....
Vulturine Guinea Fowl
16. Vulturine Guinea Fowl are extraordinarily creepy game birds. These highly aggressive, sharp beaked ground stalkers hunt in groups, and unusually for a relative of chickens, capture and kill small mammals. It is their appearance that is the most horrifying, however. Vulturines have dark plumage from which emerges a snakelike neck. On top is a nearly featherless head from which several accent feathers stick out. The bright red, staring eyes add to the awful appearance. To resolve territorial disputes, the males of this primitive bird species lash out with sharp spurs and slash opponents with their sharp bills. .....
Great White Pelican
17. Great White Pelicans roam the coasts of Eurasia, filling their multi-gallon bills with fish and other sea life. However, there are few limits to the pelican .....
Mealworms
18. If youve never heard of mealworm feeding, then you need to get out more, my friend. Mealworms are one of the fastest-growing bird-feeding trends of the past decade. Our initial mealworm feeding was aimed at our bluebirds. Now our avian mealworm fans include cardinals, chickadees, titmice, white-breasted nuthatches, chipping, song, and field sparrows, downy woodpeckers, and Carolina wrens. Some feeder operators have had success in attracting warblers, vireos, tanagers, and orioles to mealworms. If you want to try mealworm feeding, find a local pet store or bait store that carries mealworms and buy a few dozen. Offer them near your existing feeders in a heavy shallow dish with slick vertical sides (lest the mealworms make their escape). It may take a while for your birds to tune into the presence of live food, but once they do, look out! We go through at least 1,000 mealworms in a month, and we dole them out sparingly. When youre ready to get serious about mealworm feeding, youll certainly want to buy your mealies by mail-order and you may want to get a feeder specifically designed for mealworms. .....
Pasta
19. This bird food was another compost pile revelation. Our kids love spaghetti with butter (no sauce, please) so we fix boatloads of it. When we cant reheat it even one more time, the leftover pasta goes on the compost pile where the birds enjoy it al fresco. Weve had a brown thrasher, blue jays, and titmice so into the pasta that youd think they were extras on The Sopranos. Then theres our macaroni-and-cheese-loving red-bellied woodpecker. Offering pasta, like a lot of these weird foods, is best done in dry weather. We cut down on the compost pile feeding in mid-winter when were beset by 40 to 100 starlings. Even so, its nice to see our leftovers consumed by something other than our pesky raccoons. .....
Pumpkin or Melon Seeds
20. Last Halloween, after Julie and the kids carved our pumpkins, Phoebe was sent out to dump the pumpkin guts on the compost pile. Half an hour later she called out,Hey! Theres a gray bird eating the pumpkin stuff! Sure enough, a late lingering gray catbird was billing through the wet pile of pumpkin innards eating bits and pieces. After the seeds dried out the cardinals and titmice made the pumpkin pile a regular feeding spot. Now we often save our pumpkin, squash, and melon seeds, dry them in the oven, and spread them out on our large platform feeder. Not all the birds can crack these tough seeds, but those that can waste no time in clearing them off the feeder. Melon rinds can work the same magic. We never get yellow-breasted chats or brown thrashers at our feeders, but they are regulars on our compost pile when theres a strategically placed watermelon rind, with just a little extra melon still on it. .....
Berries
21. My friend John Trott used to harvest stems of pokeberry in late fall, just before frost. Hed put them in plastic bags in his freezer and, when the winter weather was harsh and most of the natural berry crop was gone, hed give his feeder birds a special treat .....
Grit
22. Have you ever observed house sparrows pecking at the mortar between bricks on a house foundation? Or have you seen evening grosbeaks or flocks of other seed-eating birds on a snowy road that has just been treated with sand? These birds are getting grit for their gizzards. What is grit? And what is a gizzard? The gizzard is the muscular stomach that seed-eating birds have. Food passing through the gizzard is broken down as the gizzards muscles contract. Grit (in the form of small stones, sand, or even eggshells consumed by birds) resides in the gizzard, helping to speed the food processing. We offer grit in the form of a pile of coarse sand left over from a building project. We often see sparrows, finches, and mourning doves getting grit from our sand pile. You can offer grit on the ground or on a platform feeder .....
The Rainbow Lorikeet
23. The Rainbow Lorikeet, (Trichoglossus haematodus) is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, eastern Indonesia (Maluku and Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is common along the eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia and northwest Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. Several taxa traditionally listed as subspecies of the Rainbow Lorikeet are increasingly treated as separate species. There is little to visually distinguish between the sexes, however to a keen observer of their coloring and behavior, their dimorphism is readily apparent. (Source) .....
The Golden Pheasant
24. A truly magnificent sight, the Golden or Chinese Pheasant is another type of bird that catches the eye with a wonderful display of color. These are gamebirds, native to western China, although they have been bred in other countries like the UK, and are unmistakably lovely with a golden crest, rump and bright red body. When showing off to attract a mate, the male spreads his deep orange cape, which looks just like a black and orange fan covering everything except the bright yellow eye. It is native to forests in mountainous areas of western China, but feral populations have been established in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. (Source) .....
The Quetzal
25. The resplendent quetzal is an aptly named bird that many consider among the worlds most beautiful. These vibrantly colored animals live in the mountainous, tropical forests of Central America where they eat fruit, insects, lizards, and other small creatures. Unfortunately, these striking birds are threatened in Guatemala and elsewhere. (Source) .....
The Hoopoe
26. The Hoopoe, a colorful bird that is found across Afro-Eurasia, is notable for its distinctive crown of feathers. It is the only extant species in the family Upupidae. One insular species, the Giant Hoopoe of Saint Helena, is extinct, and the Madagascar subspecies of the Hoopoe is sometimes elevated to a full species. Like the Latin name upupa, the English name is an onomatopoetic form which imitates the cry of the bird. .....
The Bali Bird of Paradise
27. The Birds of Paradise are members of the family Paradisaeidae of the order Passeriformes. The majority of species in this family are found on the island of New Guinea and its satellites, with a few species occurring in the Moluccas and eastern Australia. Its likely that you will only see them on film, though, because they mostly live in inaccessible, dense rainforest habitats. .....
The Atlantic Puffin
28. The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is a seabird species in the auk family. It is a pelagic bird that feeds primarily by diving for fish, but also eats other sea creatures, such as squid and crustaceans. Its most obvious characteristic during the breeding season is its brightly colored bill. Also known as the Common Puffin, it is the only puffin species which is found in the Atlantic Ocean. The curious appearance of the bird, with its large colorful bill and its striking piebald plumage, has given rise to nicknames such as clown of the ocean and sea rooster. The Atlantic Puffin is the provincial bird for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. .....
The Lears Macaw
29. The Lears Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari), also known as the Indigo Macaw, is a large, all blue Brazilian parrot that is a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots known as macaws. It was first described by Charles Lucien Bonaparte in 1856. The Lears Macaw is 70?75 cm. (28?30 in.) long and weighs around 950 g. (2.1 lb.). It is metallic blue with a faint, often barely visible tinge of green, and a yellow patch of skin at the base of the heavy, black bill. This macaw is rare with a highly restricted range. .....
The Kingfishers
30. Stork-billed Kingfishers eat mainly fish, using their large heavy bills effectively to catch and kill their prey. From their perch, usually about 2-4 m. above the water, they will plunge into the water. They also eat crabs, insects, frogs, mice, lizards, and birds, along with their eggs. Prey is brought back and whacked senseless against the perch.They usually hunt near freshwater and along coasts and mangroves, particularly in habitats with suitable perches. Unlike the Collared, Stork-billed Kingfishers are rarely found near urban areas. .....
Peacock
31. Peacocks are large, colorful pheasants (typically blue and green) known for their iridescent tails. These tail feathers, or coverts, spread out in a distinctive train that is more than 60 percent of the birds total body length and boast colorful eye markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues. The large train is used in mating rituals and courtship displays. It can be arched into a magnificent fan that reaches across the birds back and touches the ground on either side. Females are believed to choose their mates according to the size, color, and quality of these outrageous feather trains. .....
Northern Cardinal
32. The male Northern Cardinal may be responsible for getting more people to open up a field guide than any other bird. Theyre a perfect combination of familiarity, conspicuousness, and style a shade of red you cant take your eyes off. Even the brown females sport a sharp crest and warm red accents. Cardinals dont migrate and they dont molt into a dull plumage, so theyre still breathtaking in winters snowy backyards. In summer, their sweet whistles are one of the first sounds of the morning. .....
The California Condor
33. The California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is a New World vulture, and the largest North American land bird. This condor inhabits northern Arizona and southern Utah (including the Grand Canyon area and Zion National Park), the coastal mountains of central and southern California, and northern Baja California. Although other fossil members are known, it is the only surviving member of the genus Gymnogyps .....
The African Crowned Crane
34. The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is a bird in the crane family Gruidae. It inhabits the dry African savannah south of the Sahara, although it nests in somewhat wetter habitats. They can also be found in marshes, cultivated areas and grassy flatlands near rivers and lakes from eastern Uganda and Kenya to South Africa. This animal does not migrate. There are two subspecies. The East African B. r. gibbericeps (Crested Crane) can be found from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo through Uganda, where it is the national bird, and from Kenya to eastern South Africa. It has a larger area of bare red facial skin above the white patch than the smaller nominate species, B. r. regulorum (South African Crowned Crane), which breeds from Angola down to South Africa. .....
Crows
35. Crows have been reported to eat over 1000 food items, including insects, worms, berries, birds eggs and nestlings, small mammals, bats, fish, snakes, frogs, salamanders, animal dung, grain, nuts, carrion, fried chicken, hamburgers, Chinese food, french fries, and human vomit. They can be weirdly picky though ? an experiment showed crows prefer French fries in a McDonald .....
White Peacocks
36. Peacocks are instinctive to India, but can animate in many portions of the world in imprisonment. There are many diverse categories of peacocks including the Indian Blue, Black Shouldered, Congo, Green, and White peacocks. White peacocks are the same as the Indian Blue in magnitude and comportment, but are white in color. Males are termed Peacocks and females are called Peahens. The communal term for both male and female is Peafowl. Peacocks prerequisite a great amount of companionship and in the uninhabited, male Peacocks commonly amass a harem of 2 ? 5 females. However, in confinement, they are customarily gratified with one. .....
Shoebill
37. They are the most unambiguous, prehistoric birds to be found in Africa. A shadowy dweller of murky marshes, this tall wading bird retains a bluish-grey fluff, long black legs, comprehensive wings and well-developed neck, but is unquestionably conquered by its dreadfully exceptional shoe-like .....
Greater Sage Grouse
38. They are the birds of open sagebrush plains and are the largest Grouse species that are present in North America. The appears to be somewhat like large chicken birds and most of the time they are grayish in color having the belly of black hue with long tails and spiky long feathers covering their body. Like all the other species of grouse the male has no interest in growing of the kids and they display on the dancing grounds called as leks. Female can visit the leks for the purpose of mating and then raise their brood all by themselves. .....
Andean Cock of the Rock
39. The Andean Cock-of-the-Rock guises like the dupe of the Photoshop Bloat tool, has googly eyes that give it a beautifully spaced out, and is called the Cock-of-the-Rock. So it can be said that it is pretty much the picture-perfect symbol for any upstart rock bands. The colors of the female bird are not as very much bright as the male ones have but the funny face pom- pom are still there. Female makes their own nest from the mud and like to raise their children by herself. .....
Roseate Spoonbills
40. They are known as one of the larger wading birds that has got big wingspans, a body and legs which are pink in color and a bald head which appears to be somewhat green in color having a large spoon shaped mandible. The animals on which these birds feed on are the crustaceans and apart from them insects, snails and various other squidgy denzens of the murky mangrove which are the swamps of Southern United States can also become the prey of these birds. Unlike most of the birds they are very calm and quiet and they like to be alone when they feed on their prey. .....
Helmeted Hornbills
41. They are known to be found in the south Myanmar and apart from that South Thailand, Sumatra, Malaysia and Borneo are some of the places where they can be seen. They are the large, dark brown plus white colored birds having very short red bills and an unadorned and furrowed throat patch which s red colored in males while of blue colors in females. The feather of this bird that geos from the base of the bill to the halfway of the tip where it conclusions brusquely is very solid in the species and almost makes up for the 10% of the total weight of the bird. .....
Sri Lanka Frog mouth
42. Frogmouths are usually called as a tropical group of those birds which are nocturnal in nature. They are found in the dense tropical forest of Southern India as well as Sri Lanka and are the smallest species of all the frogmouths that are found in the world. These kinds of species are sometimes confused and disguised with large flattened hooked bill and huge frog like gapes as well. They are known to hunt insects for food during the night time and they fly very weakly and fluttery but can fly easily under the canopy of the forests. They also make annoying crackly sounds just like frogs which also resembles with the sound of rattling pebbles. .....
Kiwi
43. If you are a citizen of New Zealand sometimes you may think that the national bird of here Kiwi is not so much unique among all but it really is. Including of now extinct birds Moas, Kiwi is the solitary survivor of a prehistoric order of birds. It is a secretive, nocturnal bird who doesn .....
Hoatzin
44. This bird is an aboriginal pheasant sized bird which has brown colored feathers which has even the lighter tone of colors of feathers. They have a blue face, their eyes are maroon colored and the crown of their head is made by the spiky feathers. The head of the bird is quite small as compared to his body but the neck is pretty large. They are found in swamps of amazon most of the time and can also be present in Orinoco Delta is South Africa. Newly hatched hoatzins are known to be featherless but they may grow very fast and their features are same as compared to Archaeopteryx. .....
The Shoebill Heron
45. The shoebill heron derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. It is also named whale-headed Stork. They live in the tropical east Africa in a large swamp from Sudan to Zambia. After maturity, adults are generally grey in colour and stand at around 114 ? 150cm, and their beaks are around a foot in length. Juveniles are brown in colour. It is a unique bird of uncertain affinities with its prehistoric looking. Shoebill shows similarities to pelicans, storks and herons. There is much debate about Shoebill .....
Birds of Paradise
46. There are more than three dozen species in the family Paradisaeidae, more commonly known as the birds of paradise. Most are distinguished by striking colors and bright plumage of yellow, blue, scarlet, and green. These colors distinguish them as some of the world .....
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Minerals. Juvenile bamboo shoots have a high content of minerals such as K, P, Na, Mg, Ca, and Fe. The shoots are labeled as a heart protective vegetable because of its high content of K that helps to maintain normal blood pressure and a steady heart beat. Pot .....
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Bacary Sagna Arsenal. Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has always graced us with wonderful hairstyles.This year is well no different to last years which seems to be completely okay with all of us. .....
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Side Effects Of Jackfruit. Jackfruits may cause an allergic reaction in people suffering from birch pollen allergies. It may increase coagulation in people suffering from blood disorders. It may alter the tolerance levels of glucose in diabetes patients. The seeds of jackfruit .....
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Chinese Crested Hairless. In at No.7 of the most expensive dog breeds is the Chinese Crested hairless dog. It is a small dog that has a single coat of fur. It s one of the most exotic dogs because of its strange appearance. Price tag is $5000 .....
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Try face yoga. You can use a simple, gentle facial exercise to stimulate circulation in your cheeks and make the skin look more radiant and more full. No extra fat or skin will actually develop, but your narrow cheeks may look chubbier if you practice this exercise .....
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Is your focus on the right thing. The next thing is to make sure that the focus of your encouragement is on your teens effort, and NOT their grades. Of course grades are important, but if your teen is completely unmotivated about school, then weve got to get a few things sorted first .....
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They dont just sell services They scope client needs. Many organizations want to jump right into building out a private cloud or consuming public cloud services without a clear understanding of what they want to get out of it, said Terence Ngai (@TerenceCNgai), head of cloud delivery management for HP. .....
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Scott Aaronson. Scott Aaronson is an associate professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology s electrical engineering and computer science faculty. According to his website, his research focuses on the capabilities and limits of quantum computers, and comp .....
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West End Cliffs. Come to Negril for the beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere, and take a trip to the biggest hot spot in all of Jamaica, Ricks Caf? on the West End Cliffs. Situated on a rugged cliff jutting out over the sea, this bar is the ultimate dining destin .....
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What to Eat When Fall foods. In the season of change, start eating more sweet, astringent, and bittertasting foods, such as pumpkin, beets, and parsnip, suggests Ayurveda. Keep the food light and easily digestible its not winter yet. .....
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Ghostly Cats. An elusive Saharan cheetah recently came into the spotlight in Niger, Africa, where a hidden camera snapped photos of the ghostly cat, whose pale coat and emaciated appearance distinguish it from other cheetahs. Its appearance, and how the Saharan ch .....
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