Can I post a picture of this fucker? He's been dead for millions of years but he's one of my favorite weirdo birds. I'll leave the Wikipedia link if anyone's interested in facts about him. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesperornis
I'm a sucker for ancient animals and birds have some of the weirder species. You got birds with dinosaurian traits, you have penguins the size of a grown men, and you have the really cool Terror Birds. Birds are just cool.
The thread headline says sniff birds and honestly with owls I kinda wanna do that...I mean just look at how soft and fluffy their down looks
I also love how this one has an "mhh yesd human you may pet me, I'll allow this." It's no wonder owls are often made out to be wise but also a little smug or full itf themselves when given human like traits. As the comments on this channel say owls are just birds running on cat software.
back when I lived with my parents one time some burrowing owls made a nest in front of the house
I was all "dawwwww cute owls"
then I saw the day one of them had killed something, dragged it to the front of their burrow, and made the dead body its new perch
I was all "uhh. damn, brah."
They're incredibly intelligent. There is that subspecies IRCC in New Zealand that are divided by living on different islands. They all use the same tools for picking grubs out of termite mounds, but the colonies since the islands separated have adapted different methods for making the hooking sticks and therefore make them in different styles.
My birds have a chick at the moment, I'm looking forward to meeting the little guy once's he's fully feathered and out and about.
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