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Weird Birds are one of the most unusual creations that we have in this world.
1. Marabou Stork
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.
2. Ribbon Tailed Astrapia
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
3. Superb Bird of Paradise
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
4. Sri Lanka Frogmouth
What Makes Them Strange Well, they have a frog
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.
6. Blue Bird of Paradise
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
7. California Condor
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.
8. Western Parotia
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 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
10. Hood Mockingbird
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.
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