Bird Families

Wonderful birds - parotia


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Came here to see this link. Thank.

Shit, is this supposed to work for them?)

Nice post. The bird is beautiful!

Endemics are never protected because they have no defense mechanisms against mainland predators. In addition, there are no normal predators in New Guinea. It is worth bringing at least domestic cats there and the birds will die out instantly and no hard-to-reach habitats will save them)

Here is the answer to those who asked why dinosaurs need feathers)

As mentioned above, this is called sexual dimorphism.

Why take a still living bird as an example when there are dorns and moas?)

This is called "sexual demorphism".

All right. The man noticed them. Now they are HRC.

The bird was taught to dance by a dude practicing Hindu dances.

Beautiful birds. And it's good that God hid such beauty from man. Farther and deeper.

further and deeper into.

And such a female sits, looks and thinks "Nichrome to myself, I need to give him to calm down."

everything was already combed while dancing.
the female flew away long ago, and he danced and danced.
and then one of the bushes

Chet Putin is really bad.

If you think that you are a great dancer, then you simply did not see what the males of Western parotia do during the mating season.

Parotia live in the mountain forests of New Guinea and nowhere else. And, despite such a passion in attracting the opposite sex, these birds do not form permanent pairs and, having earned the favor of one female, the male goes to conquer another.

Passion dance 2020

By Richard Young (1961) Painting "The Passion of the Dance" (2019)

Thai common kingfisher

Resting in Thailand, Krabi province. Nafotal birds during a trip to the island of Poda. Kingfisher - The bird is very interesting, 20-25 centimeters in length. Sings loudly during the flight, sits silently on the branches.

Shot with nikon p1000.

Tyts tyts tyts.

I like to shake it shake it.

My meticulousness drew attention to the fact that the bird does two swinging with its right paw, and three swinging with its left paw).

And in some way she reminded me of a neat sapper on a cleanup)

Yellow-crested cockatoo independently mastered 16 dance moves

The big yellow-crested cockatoo Snowball 12 years ago amazed its owner, and along with the scientists, independently learning to "dance", that is, synchronize movements with the rhythm of the music. Now researchers have found that the parrot has independently learned 16 more dance moves that do not repeat when the same song is played over and over again.

"Birds - Dancing" III

"Birds - Dancing" II

Kill with one left

Animals avoid this bird, knowing the aggressive disposition and destructive power of its legs. Therefore, the cassowary has practically no enemies in nature.

Cassowary lives in northeastern Australia, as well as in New Guinea. There are several species, with each species trying to avoid the other's habitats. Cassowary is a non-flying bird, and even such a huge bird, up to 1.8 meters tall and weighing up to 60 kg, is difficult to imagine in flight. The bird's huge powerful legs have three clawed toes, and the central claw is equipped with the largest and sharpest claw, twenty centimeters in size.

It is with a kick with powerful claws that a cassowary is able to kill even a person!

In relation to the body, the cassowary has a rather long neck and a small head equipped with a bony ridge, the so-called helmet. Until now, scientists argue why the cassowary is a "formidable decoration". Since the cassowary runs fast and develops a speed of up to 50 km / h in wooded areas, some scientists suggest that with the help of a "helmet" the cassowary makes its way through the branches of trees. Others are inclined to think that the cassowary uses the comb in the battle for the female, well, another version, the cassowary uses the comb for aerodynamics, gaining speed while running. In general, there is still no exact version.

Cassowary feeds on fruits of trees, berries, mushrooms, does not disdain amphibians, snakes, snails. The cassowary searches for food and other things at night, during the day the bird hides and sleeps.

In general, cassowaries are essentially loners. In order to avoid collisions with each other, the cassowary defines its borders and protects them. Lives alone, except for the courtship and mating period.

The owner of the family, which the cassowaries create for just a few weeks, is a male. It is he who builds the nest and incubates from three to eight eggs laid by the female. The female goes to "walk" further, to the next male and does not take part in raising children.

The ancient Papuans of New Guinea used live cassowaries instead of money.

2 cassowaries = 1 wife.

1 cassowary = 10 pigs.

There were no battles and wars between the tribes, the war consisted in a simple ritual, cages with cassowaries were exhibited, which tribe had more of them - that tribe won.