Get ready for more awesome birds. I thought when I started the first bird post that I had found every gorgeous, amusing and unusual bird in existence. So we are now hundreds of bird images later, with the 7th bird post. I’m beginning to think there is no end. And that doesn’t count the posts about individual bird species, like: Bower Birds, and my favorite, the Blue Footed Booby.
Because this series includes so many spectacularly artistic photographs, I really regret when I can’t find the photographer to give proper attribution and thanks. Don’t miss the videos at the end, especially the baby bird camouflaged as a caterpillar. If there are ads with the videos, it’s an unavoidable new policy by youtube, not by me. Enjoy.
Do you, like me, ever wonder if some of these birds are too weird, too cute or too colorful to be real?
To find out more about these fascinating weavers, go here.
Nestlings of the Laniocera hypopyrra bird are orange with long hair-like strands that end in white tips and have a resemblance to a hairy caterpillar. In addition, they move their heads slowly from side to side in an unusual way. This is thought to enhance it’s camouflage by resembling a moving caterpillar.
Here’s a peak at what this “caterpillar” baby bird looks like when Mom is near and it’s safe.
In this video about birds stealing stuff, I’m not sure if I believe the one about the cell phone. Do you think it could be real?
Finally, this for anyone who thinks Penguins are cute and who just wants to watch a video about amusing penguin goofs.
For more bird posts on this site, go here.
Thanks to: Kathleen, Tim and Jen H.