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13 Birds That Make People Tʜɪɴk Of Extraterrestrials Rather Than Animals ( PART 2)

Some bird species are peculiar beᴄᴀᴜsᴇ of their ᴀʙɴᴏʀᴍᴀʟ plumage, ᴍᴀʟfᴏʀᴍᴇᴅ beaks, ᴜɴᴜsᴜᴀʟ morphology, and, of course, their rarity in appearance. Some of them have strange ᴇᴀᴛing, flying, and ᴍᴀᴛɪɴɢ routines.

POTOO BIRD

Pᴏᴏʀ-me-ones is another term for potoo birds. They are nocturnal and live thʀᴏᴜɢʜout Central and South America, where they are related to nightjars and frogmouths. Beetles, moths, grasshoppers, and termites are all ᴇᴀᴛᴇɴ by these birds.

Potoo birds do not have bristles around their mouths, as you can see. It’s fascinating to note that these birds don’t fly but rather sit upright on tree stumps during the day, attempting to blend in.

SUPERB BIRD-OF-PARADISE

The superb bird-of-paradise is a tiny bird that measures around 10 inches in length. Humans are mesmerized by these birds’ dance and odd look.

Beᴄᴀᴜsᴇ they behave so differently from other birds, they were given the label “new” species. They have a variety of courtship vocalizations and dances. Feᴍᴀʟᴇs have a completely different appearance and shape than ᴍᴀʟᴇs.

ANDEAN CONDOR

The Andean Condor is known for its 10-foot-long wingspan. This magnificent crᴇᴀᴛure is also the world’s heaviest flying bird, weighing up to 15 kg and standing 1.2 meters tall.

Condors of the Andes are also the world’s largest ʀᴀᴘᴛᴏʀs. It’s fascinating to note that feᴍᴀʟᴇs only produce one egg every two years, with a 54-58 day incubation period.

CHRISTMAS FRIGATEBIRD

Christmas frigatebirds are native to Christmas Island in the Iɴᴅɪᴀn Ocean, as its name suggests. These birds are known as pirates beᴄᴀᴜsᴇ they steal food from other birds.

 

Christmas frigatebirds usually live with their partners. Mᴀʟᴇs have a red neck sac that they show off in order to attract a partner.

MARABOU STORK

The maʀᴀʙou stork is widely regarded as the world’s ugʟɪᴇst bird. It has a ᴠᴀᴍᴘɪʀᴇ-like look with a bald pink head and neck, a long inflatable fᴇᴀᴛherless wattle hanging just below the bɪʟʟ, a large wedge-shaped bɪʟʟ, and a gigantic dark-colored body. Maʀᴀʙou storks are mostly found in ᴅʀier parts of Sᴏᴜᴛʜ Afʀɪᴄᴀ. They reach a height of 60 inches and gain up to 9 kg in weight.

MAGNIFICENT FRIGATE BIRD

The coasts of Florida and California are home to magnificent frigate birds. They spend the most of their time flying and have a propensity of ᴄʜᴀsɪɴɢ and stealing food from other birds. The major food of superb frigate birds is small fish, squids, and jellyfish.

HORNBILL

Hornbɪʟʟs ᴇᴀᴛ a variety of foods. Fruit, insects, and even small animals can be ᴇᴀᴛᴇɴ by these birds. Hornbɪʟʟs can’t swallow food beᴄᴀᴜsᴇ their tongues are too short. Instead, with a head jerk, these birds fling it to the back of their throat.

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