There are more than 18,000 kinds of birds in the world. The beautiful ones are known as the birds of paradise, but the ugly and distinctive ones may not be so familiar to people.
1/ The Harpy Eagle
The Harpy Eagle (scientific name: Harpia harpyja), also known as the Harpy Eagle, is related to the Harpy in Greek mythology. Harpia is a monster with a human face and an eagle body, who is responsible for bringing the dead to Hades.
They are one of the largest eagles in the world, and only the ape-eating eagle is larger than them. It can grow to a full 1 meter high. The claws of the horned eagle are extremely strong, can hold down the prey, exert a pressure of 4.1M Pascal, and a grip strength of 180kg. Although it is huge in size, the noise made during flight is very small, even if it passes over the head of the prey, it is not easy to be noticed. The prey of horned eagles are mainly tree-dwelling mammals, such as spider monkeys, long-nosed raccoons, anteaters, and sloths, and occasionally attack larger animals such as capybara and deer.
by Judie Custer
It is also the national bird of Panama. In the Panamanian national emblem, you can see a brown eagle with its head up and wings spread out, with a ribbon in its mouth, and the country's motto-"For the benefit of the world" in Latin. That bird is a horned eagle.
Harpy Eagle Range by Cocoloi/wikipedia
To your surprise, its side and front appearance are often very contrasting. Viewed from the side, it is majestic and "rageous"; the carved beak is tightly closed and the black eyes are deep, showing mighty masculinity.
Its front is often full of cuteness: the small mouth is drawn into a seam, and the pointed beak is crossed into a cross, and the black feathers on the head prop up a "crown", adding a bit of funny and gentleness to it.
The Philippine eagle is the national bird of the Philippines. The Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), also known as the monkey-eating eagle or great Philippine eagle, There are currently less than 500 pairs remaining, mainly concentrated in In the rain forest of Mindanao. It is one of the largest and rarest eagles in the world. It belongs to the large-scale eagles. It is praised as the "most noble flying man" in the world and has the reputation of "the tiger in the eagle". The ape carving is strong in body and fierce, with a body length of 1 meter(2.82 to 3.35 ft) , a weight of 9 kilograms(8.9 to 17.6 lb)., and two wings spread up to 3 meters.
The territory of the ape-eating eagle is estimated to be about 100 square kilometers. People have always thought that it only feeds on monkeys. However, later studies have shown that the so-called monkey-eating eagle also eats other animals, such as mountain lions, serpents, monitor lizards, and even large lions. Birds, such as hornbills.
by Pierre Fidenci
The shoebill was once "ridiculed" by many netizens because of its stupid appearance and habits. It's also known as whalehead, whale-headed stork, or shoe-billed stork. It's stupid because it has a funny and cute face, and it often stays still for a long time, even if it is beaten by wind and rain. When looking at people, it looks exactly like Erha's expression, and sometimes bows to humans, and is known and loved by people. But in fact, the stork is the natural enemy of crocodiles, and it is extremely powerful and explosive. Moreover, its digestive ability is extremely strong, and turtles dare to swallow directly with their shells.
by claudia gray/zsy
The shoebill lives in the huge swamps of the Republic of Sudan and Zambia in tropical eastern Africa. It usually comes out at night and does not sing (degeneration of the bellows muscle), but it can make a "click, click" sound like a white stork. In Uganda, he is also called the "Father of Shoes".
The blue-footed booby is a large tropical seabird distributed on the west coast of America, from Mexico to Ecuador. Its English name is "Blue-footed Booby", you will know a thing or two by looking at its name.
The first reason is that it has a pair of very eye-catching, colorful blue feet; the second reason is that it walks crookedly and looks silly and cute; the third reason is that it is usually not afraid of people and a little guard No, it is easy to be caught by people, so it is called "fool".
by Rosemary Claire Smith
Its nostrils are completely closed, and it mainly breathes through its mouth. The blue-footed fins of the blue-footed booby are the key to breeding choices. The male blue-footed boobies will raise their feet high, dance a unique courtship dance, and spread their wings to attract the attention of females. The bluer the male's feet, the more chance it has.
In this age where love is becoming more and more fast, it seems that being able to "last forever" with a partner has become something that only appears in the fairy tale world, but this sentiment is actually still persisted by many species, and it is cute and rare. "Blue-footed boobies" is the representative of them!
Long-wattled Umbrellabird is a strange bird and the largest bird in America. The male bird has a long black thorn with a large crown shaped like an umbrella, and both are named after this bird. These decorations are enhanced by display during the breeding season. The smaller females lack long thorns and are quite similar to crows.
It inhabits a fairly narrow area on the Pacific slopes of the Andes in southwestern Colombia (choco) and western Ecuador (as far as El Oro in the south).
The strong and undulating flight is carried out with a slow wingbeat. During the flight, the ridges flatten, the lobes shorten and close to the breasts.
The Podargidae family includes 15 species of frogmouths. As the name suggests, frogmouth has a large, flat, hook-shaped beak that looks like a frog's mouth when opened! During the day, they stretch horizontally on the branches and sleep. Their mysterious color helps them blend in with the bark. Frog mouths are nocturnal. They eat insects and small animals such as frogs and mice. They often beat the prey with rocks after capturing it.
People sometimes confuse frog beaks with owls, but they do not have claws like owls. They are also known for laughing and singing loudly and communicating messages to each other.
The king vulture(Scientific Name: Sarcoramphus papa) spends hours soaring without flapping its wings. It flies much higher in the air than other species of vulture, which prefer to soar close to the treetops.By making perfect use of air currents, vultures can soar for hours at a time without flapping their wings.
When a king vulture lands, other birds make way for it. Though it appears to dominate over a feeding site, this vulture actually relies on other, stronger-beaked carrion-eaters to initially rip open the hide of a carcass.Vultures rarely attack live animals, and only attack when the animal is disabled or dies due to disease or injury.
King vultures are one of the largest New World vulture, second only to condors. They range from Mexico to Argentina and feed on carrion.
The strange, warty-faced Muscovy Duck causes confusion for some bird watchers, as it's very distinctive and quite commonly seen. The male Muscovy Duck is the largest duck in North America. Aztec rulers wore cloaks made from the feathers of the Muscovy Duck, which was considered the totem animal of the Wind God, Ehecatl.
One of the oldest domesticated fowl species in the world, the Muscovy Duck was already being kept by native people in Peru and Paraguay when the early Spanish explorers arrived. The word “Muscovy” may refer to the Muscovy Company (incorporated in London in 1555), which transported these ducks to England and France.
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