Insane but true things about birds
Birds are interesting and beautiful creatures; many unique qualities are associated with them. But you know there are some insane things which are true about birds. Now, today we shall talk about them.
1. Great White Pelican can swallow its prey whole
It sounds insane but, great White Pelicans indeed roam at the coasts of Eurasia, filling their multi-gallon bills with fish and other sea creatures. Though, there are few limits to the pelican’s ability to swallow prey whole. Recently, a Great White was captured at a London park it was catching a live pigeon in its massive jaws before swallowing. Not many avians can simply swallow other bird’s whole.
2. Hood Mockingbird notorious for sucking blood
The Hood Mockingbird is an unusual fellow of the Thrasher family of birds. These small birds have found on the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. These awful songbirds are notorious for drinking the blood of young seabirds while they sit in their nests due to the scarcity of water in dry islands. The bird is extremely aggressive and curious and it doesn’t afraid of humans. Sometimes, it chases after tourists in search of food, drink, or any unusual object. This species has been observed to obtain water from tourists by pecking at their water bottles.
3. Metabolism of a hummingbird
Interestingly, rendering to the National Park Service, hummingbird’s metabolisms are pretty strong across the around 330 species found in the Americas. They are much better than other animals at switching between fat and sugar to control their muscles. They get a feed from nectar that has comprised of half glucose and half fructose they’ve evolved a way to send that fructose directly to their muscles to use. On the other side, human beings mainly fuel their bodies through glucose.
The hummingbird is also particularly standing out. They are amazing small birds with small beaks. A Great-billed Hummingbird whose beak is so long that it is almost the only creature that is responsible for fertilizing the florae of a few plants. Furthermore, these species are known as the longest beak birds in the world as a concern to its total body length.
4. The Bassian thrush locates its food using the most unique techniques
The insane but true things about Bassian thrush that before eating these birds fart at worms. Janey Levy wrote in her book “Really Strange Birds” that Bassian has adapted their scavenging techniques to rely in part on generating enough gas to startle earthworms into moving. If they move, then they will find and eat them.
5. Blue Tits Steal Milk
Blue tits are the European cutest birds which are famous due to their sweet song. They are similar to chickadees, with fairly close genetic ties to crows, magpies, and ravens also. Despite their small size, these friendly birds are highly smart and adaptive. They are also famous for their complex behaviors and communications with their environment. They have developed an insane habit; they follow milk delivery people and puncture the foil lids with their bills before removing small amounts of milk from the bottles filled nearly to the top.
European robins are another species of cutest birds of the garden which has been observed to take milk from bottles after they are pecked open. However, these species are less effective in their jobs than tits. Sadly, sometimes they adapted to milk digestion, and even fallen into bottles and drowned.
6. Superb lyrebird sings sweet songs
The superb lyrebird is an Australian bird that sings sweet songs and is related to the species from the family Menuridae. It is renowned for its tails; they are small birds with long tails. Interesting and insane truth about them that they are excellent singers and mimickers. This species mostly found in the forest in the southeast of the state. According to David Attenborough, the superb lyrebird exhibits the classiest voice skills within the animal kingdom that is the most complex and the most beautiful one.
7. Peach-faced lovebirds
One of the beautiful and cutest birds which are abundantly found in South-west Africa. These peach-faced birds have been observed in large flocks of 10 to 30. These are the liveliest birds that come in different colors like yellow, violet, white, or orange-faces, and even in striking Dutch blues and mauves also. You can adopt these birds as pets due to their fun personality. They can easily tame than most lovebirds and insane but the true thing about them that they can even mimic and imitate noises.
8. Osprey’s Fish Transportation Tactics
The osprey is a kind of bird which prey near the water on every continent. Contrasting many birds targeting their prey, this species is classified in its genus and has no relative. It looks similar to a fish eagle the osprey plunges into the water and seizes rather large fish in its specially padded, extra-long, “grip assist” sharp claws before flying off to a perch. It sometimes resembles an airplane with a bomb from far.