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Bird Nest Architecture Could Be Quite Creative

Home sweet home! 

From simple scrapes on the ground to elaborately woven structures, birds' nests are temporary yet meticulously built places to raise the young members of the family. 

Because there's such a wide variety of bird species, there's also a wide variety in bird nest architecture.

Here are some photos of different housing styles by various bird species. 

Bird nest architecture | cage like hanging nest made of sticks with multiple small red birds sitting on the bottom and one climbing on the top | round shaped nest tightly woven with a little bird peeking out
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An adorable and well-spoken parrot named Einstien wants to go into the kitchen to get some food. He also expresses his wants to go and get dressed, and requests a "sweet po," which is an abbreviation he uses for sweet potato. Then you can hear him imitate the sound of water before flying into the kitchen and when landing on the counter he says, "Sorry! Hi sweet, let's go!"

You can follow this beautiful and intelligent parrot on Instagram for more silly antics! 

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Strange And Beautiful Looking Pigeons (31 Pics)

When you think of pigeons, the word "beautiful" isn't really an adjective you'd use to describe them... "Strange" is much more understandable. 

However, there are pigeons out there, that are completely out of the ordinary from our everyday pigeons that "coo" us awake at 6 am. 

And dare we say... they're actually quite stunning... Well, some of them are... the others we'll just call "interesting:" You be the judge of which is which, we are definitely fans of these colorful pigeons and wouldn't mind seeing them as much as we do the common pigeon! 

pigeons birds beautiful strange animals birb interesting cool | Pink Necked Green Pidgeon very colorful pigeon with green wings orange chest | Old Dutch Capuchine white bird with black spots
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Bird Helps Hedgehog Cross The Road (Video + Comments)

Wow! Talk about encouragement! 

At first glance, it definitely seems like this magpie is nudging a hedgehog to quickly cross the dangerous road. 

And if you look at it that way, it's rather beautiful. Animals helping other animals...and while, it does happen sometimes in nature, it's probable (as many comments below have stated) that the magpie is just pecking and eating fleas off the hedgehog. It does make a lot more sense but what's so wrong about seeing it the other way? Truth is, we don't quite know if the bird was intentionally helping the hedgehog to safety or not. 

But we choose to believe he was because that's the kind of world we'd like to live in today. One full of hope and love. 

CeciArmy was the one to capture the moment that has since gone viral with over 14 million views and 120k comments. The caption for this video reads, "I just saw a bird explaining to a hedgehog, to cross it so it doesn't die. My day is complete."

birds hedgehog magpie street | interesting video footage of a crow raven pecking a hedgehog on a road every time it balls up as if to push it out of harms way
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Adorable Tweets About Puffins From Skokholm Island, a Beautiful Bird Colony in The UK

The Skokholm Island is Britain's first bird observatory & the World's densest Manx Shearwater colony that provides a relaxing gateway for the bird lovers. 

According to their home page, the island, which lies in the Celtic Sea two miles off the southwest Pembrokeshire coast, has its own charm and sense of remoteness with tall, sandstone cliffs and a wild landscape. 

In spring and summer, it is colonized by tens of thousands of nesting seabirds returning to their island home. By day there is a frenetic activity among the Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots and gulls and by night there is a more vocal but equally hectic commotion from the Manx Shearwaters and Storm Petrels.
The island is approximately half a mile across at its widest point and a mile in length which makes it perfect for exploring. There are never more than 26 people on the island, that's 10 acres of space for every visitor!

On their twitter page, you can find many fascinating facts and adorable videos of birds. 

We have collected the best ones about Puffins.

Adorable Tweets About Puffins | Skokholm Island @Skokholmlsland We thought that, given the lack of visitors, the Puffins might become a little more timid around us. Not so much, photo taken by a person sitting on a beach with their legs outstretched while birds climb them
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Wow! This is incredible!

This is something we see from parrots all the time, but a raven? We've never seen a talking raven before.... and we're a mix of pure amazement and curiosity. Ravens are famously very smart creatures and this just takes it to another level. 

Just amazing. 

According to the YouTube description, Fable talking isn't something new, "Most evenings, once the yard goes quiet, Fable likes to sit and chat to herself. It's her own quiet time to try out her words, play around with the intonation, and try new sounds out.  I really struggle to film her doing this as I can't leave a camera in the aviary or she will destroy it, and if I make it too obvious she will get suspicious and not chat. So I had a bit of a play with the camera and set it up where I know she prefers to sit, but out of reach! The video is hit and miss as she can go where she likes, but you can hear the audio clear as a bell."

Fable really is adorable, she's talking to herself the way a human child would. 

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A Creative Australian Built a Giant Laughing Kookaburra While In Quarantine

This Australian dad has really topped us all as far as creativity during self-isolation. 

While trying to stay productive, Dr. Farvardin Daliri has built a giant, laughing kookaburra in his own backyard.

The native bird, which measures a whopping 8.5 metres from beak to tail and stands at 4.5 metres tall was built for the Townsville Cultural Festival in Queensland, which he established 26 years ago. 

If you're wondering just how Dr Daliri constructed this incredible structure, he started working on it in February and used hundreds of steel round bars that were then melded and interlocked together, creating the shape of a kookaburra.

He also has a Master of Fine Arts, specializing in ceramics and sculpting, which helped him figure out the technical elements needed to make the sculpture.

He then took it out for a test drive and his daughter shared the video on twitter. 

during coronavirus quarantine an Australian built a giant bird statue laughing Kookaburra in his back yard
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Stunning And Unique Looking Birds (39 Pics)

We did not know that a majority of these amazing and colorful birds even existed! Pretty crazy to think about how much beauty there is in all species on Earth. 

These unique birds are so mesmerizing, we'd absolutely love to someday come in contact with all of them! Except for maybe a Harpy Eagle, that looks like a bird/human hybrid from a nightmare-ish fictional story. 


birds photography unique beautiful animals photos pics colorful awesome amazing | Bearded Reedling exotic round bird with black stripes under its eyes | Lady Amherst's Pheasant with a striped black and white crest feather poof
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Funny Reviews About The Nesting Styles Of Different Birds

Science writer @ferrisjabr takes a critical and hilarious look at the idiosyncratic minds behind these splendid bird nests.

So go on and find your kindred-bird-spirit.

Funny Reviews About The Nesting Styles Of Different Birds | White tern -This is it. This is the nest -A failure to recognize the fundamental impermanence of being is the source of all suffering -Taught Marie Kondo everything she knows
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"Pixie and Brutus" Artist Draws Punny Star Wars Comic Featuring Birds

Star Wars Day continues with this awesome and very punny comic by the talented @PetFoolery

You might know @PetFoolery due to the popular "Pixie and Brutus" comics, but there's more animal comics featured on this artist's instagram page than just "Pixie and Brutus." 

In the spirit of May the 4th, we share @Pet_Foolery's latest comic! Enjoy! 

star wars birds comic funny punny puns cute art comics aww may the 4th | Kylo Wren Finch TRAITOR O @pet_foolery illustration drawing of two small birds fighting with light sabers
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Hokkaido Bird Looks Like Flying Cotton Ball

The bird species called "long-tailed tits" is a common bird found throughout Europe, the Mediterranean, Western, Central and East Asia. The species usually have brown feathers.

However, in Hokkaido, Japan, the long-tailed tit have pure white faces and they seriously look like the cutest cotton balls in the world. 

 

cotton ball birds japan hokkaido aww cute bird birbs animals | adorable white fluffy bird with a long tail standing on a branch and tilting its head to the side
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Meet Potoo: The Exotic Bird With The Weirdest Look Ever

Potoos are some of the most fascinating birds on the planet. 

You might think that's an exaggeration, but it's true. 

Their elusive and secretive habits, as well as their funny looking faces, have captured the imagination of everyday people who use them for memes and viral videos.

According to Britannica, Potoos are one of seven species of solitary, nocturnal birds of the American tropics. Their name imitates the wailing cry, "po-TOO," made by some species. 

During the day, the birds sleep, vertically perched and virtually indistinguishable from the dead branches they roost on. They awaken at dusk, revealing huge eyes capable of spotting moths and other flying insects in the dark. Potoos also have wide and gaping mouths for catching prey during their quick, short, and silent flights.

Well, all we can say is that it is a shame they only hunt at night as we would love to see more of their adorably silly faces.  



Meet Potoo: The Nocturnal Bird With The Funniest Look Ever | funny derpy looking bird with big yellow googly eyes bulging out and a pointy beak
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Chirpful Birb Memes For A Ducking Good Day

It's been a minute since we last heard that "bird" is the word!

Birds (now known as birbs in the meme world) don't often get the recognition they truly deserve. Sure, they're literally everywhere -- pooping on your car, head, anything and everything you can think of... and sure some have certain calls that are less than pleasant (especially at 5am). But when you think about it, some of the funniest and weirdest memes are birb-related. 

So let's give these birbs our undivided attention, they deserve it. ...For a minute. 

bird birb funny memes meme lol aww cute animals birds | play an April Fools' joke on bird April fools! See More 1.3K 267 Comments Like Comment Share | 3:30 PDT NEWSROOM BREAKING NEWS AT 11 DEPRESSED PIGEON MISSES SHITTING ON PEOPLE. WCG 320.63 +4.32% CGC 49.42 4.92% REGN 406.00 +3.70% ESLT 126.85 4.17% SQ
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Insanely-Rare Bird Photographed For First Time

Hooray for wholesome and triumph moments, during this insane time! 

We definitely will soak up any good news coming our way, because we all need it. Need to hear it and need to share it. 

The South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher was first discovered 130 years ago in 1890.

Since then, it's eluded scientists for over a hundred years because of how difficult it is to see and how is quietly darts from perch to perch, seemingly invisible.

In March 2020, a Filipino biologist, Miguel David De Leon, was able to capture the ultra-rare and mysterious bird. 

Photographed for the first time in the history of mankind, presenting the South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher! 

Story via Esquire Mag

rare bird beautiful nature photography cool amazing photographer tweets animals | small bird with pink purple and orange feathers and a long thin beak perches on a branch
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It's Birbon Time (Eleven Important Birb Vids)

Add these birb vids to the archive! They shall go down in history! 

What makes birds so enjoyable to watch? The weird sounds? Those big googly-like eyes? Their bizarre antics that us humans cannot simply understand?

Probably all of those reasons and more. Birds are just so odd and we don't see enough of them... time to change that! 

birb bird videos funny lol aww cute | "Birds are such majestic, graceful creatures" Birds: | pair of blue and green parrots knocking their beaks against their reflections in the fridge door
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