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Starlings Wearing Their Beautiful Cloaks Of Many Stars (Pictures)

There is nothing more beautiful than nature. Natural beautiful colors, beautiful animals, and one of the animals that is consistently one of the beautiful we see are birds. They really got mother nature's best cards - they can fly anywhere they want, they are free, they have stunning voices, and they have the most beautiful color patterns we've ever seen. Especially, the starling bird. 

One of the most underappreciated birds in our opinion. People seem to have the tendency to think of it as a pest, but if you look for one second, you will see that it is one of nature's most beautiful creations - a bird wearing a cloak of many, many stars. 

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Tumblr Thread: Albatrosses And Their Muppet-Looking Baby

Some birds out there are so beautiful it's hard to believe sometimes. They just... look magical. They have magical personalities and interesting stories. You would never expect so much personality from a bird, though maybe their beauty should be an indicator of their depth. Other times though... birds are so derpy it hurts. And the baby of these two perfect-looking albatrosses is as derpy as it gets. 

Tumblr, of course, saw this picture and took its hilarity to a whole other level with its ridiculous commentary and art. Now, we of course think that albatrosses are amazing, but we can only be grateful for the pure 'ugly albatross-ling' entertainment they provided. 

tumblr thread about perfect-looking albatross and their funny baby thumbnail includes a pictures of 2 albatrosses and a baby albatross 'Bird - wittyandcharming Follow THESE PARENT BIRDS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL LIKE BIRDY DRAG QUEENS WITH FLAWLESS EYELINER AND THE BABY LOOKS LIKE AN UNFINISHED MUPPET AND I'M DEAD.'
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World's Oldest Known Wild Bird Gives Birth At 70

A Laysan albatross named Wisdom - who is the oldest known wild bird - not only turned a whopping 70 years old this year but also reared a new chick. This chick is at the very least her 40th one, and that is a feat which stretches far and wide the knowledge humans have of how birds live. 

Wisdom, according to Gulf Doday, was banded in 1956 and is the oldest known wild bird in history. She may even be older than 70, being that her age was estimated to be 5 years at the time - earliest age an albatross reaches maturity. "Last month her new chick hatched on the Midway Atoll – a tiny scrap of land, 1,300 miles northwest of Hawaii in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean."

She has been raising her little chicks with her current mate, named Akeakamai, since about 2010, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Albatrosses are known as birds who mate for life, but considering Wisdom's amazing age, she has had a couple mates over the years, having outlived her previous companions. 

Until early in the 21st century, it was thought that Laysan albatrosses lived around 40 years, but "Wisdom has rewritten the natural history books." "We don't know exactly how many chicks she's raised, but certainly at least 35 based on what we know about her recent years performance," said US Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Beth Flint. 

For more wholesome bird stories, read about these two pelicans who have been trying to have a baby for six years and finally succeeded

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Parrots are such a cool pet to have, they're talkative, they're absolutely hilarious, they're kinds jerks sometimes, but in a loveable way, but as people who've never owned a parrot, we've never realize dhow affectionate they could be. So, watching this video surprised us a little bit, because you can so clearly see the affection that this completely wild parrot has for his chosen human - and his super supportive girlfriend, of course. 

He sits on his human, gently and funnily wobbles over to her to climb up on her instead of flying onto her shoulder and freaking her out. He's a gentleman bird - to his human and his girlfriend, and we're a little bit in love with him.

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Tumblr Thread: Cockatoo Rocking Out To Metal Music

Some animals like music, that's something that we've noticed. Cats falling asleep when music is playing, doggos head-bopping to music, but a cockatoo? We have yet to see something like that. And this cockatoo specifically might be the most punk rock, coolest cockatoo ever. He's has a haircut cooler than yours, he's more intimidating than any of us by far, and his sense of rhythm is superior to all of us

Now, there's speculation about whether this is real or if the music was added after, but considering the fact that cockatoos are knows for their drumming skills in the wild, performing elaborate drumming patterns when trying to attract females, odds are that this is very real. And this birb is amazing

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Jerk Peacock Runs Around Scaring Everyone (Tumblr Posts)

So, some animals are jerks, everyone knows that. From octopuses randomly punching other fish to parrots messing with dogs to cats just being... cats. But have you ever heard of a jerk peacock? Well, meet Goofus, or, as he is more commonly known, The Death Of The Universe And The End Of All Things. He's a jerk, and we love him. 

He has the most terrifying honk-like scream in the world, and he is not afraid to use it, whether it's against innocent feral cats, his humans, or other peacocks. Of course, he's also the kind of the blanket, and he's too fancy for your shenanigans. There's just something about birds having personalities that always gets to us, and Goofus id no different. 

tumblr posts about a jerk peacock that scares everyone thumbnail includes two pictures including to peacocks mid-flight and another peacock 'The feral cats, previously unaware that the Death Of The Universe And End Of All Things is currently living as a peacock, ran off at about fifty miles an hour and hid under the barn for the rest of the day. We probably should not have named the Death Of The Universe And The End Of All Things "Goofus," actually.'
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Birds Who Were Named By People Who Clearly Hate Birds (Twitter Thread)

Oh, these poor birds. Can you imagine being a bird, looking up what type of bird you are only to discover you're named something like, "Demonic Squealer" or "Lonely Sad Loser?" OK, so maybe these names don't really exist but the bird names below are real and are mean! Whoever named these birds, yes, it's funny but it's also downright bullying. Thankfully, birds can't look themselves up to be hurt by these names. 

...For all we know that is. If any bird were able to figure out how to operate a computer, it would be the Corvidae family, which contains crows, ravens, rooks, magpies, etc. 

Thanks to Twitter user @stu_bot3000 for creating this amazing and entertaining thread, you have provides us with many laughs. 

mean bird names - thumbnail of bird called "go-away-bird" "why even go into this line of work?" | Stu Royall @stu_bot300O Why even go into this line work? More images Go-away-bird go-away-birds, Crinifer, are genus bird turaco family. Unlike many brighter forest dwelling turacos these are birds African open country and have drab grey and white plumage. Wikipedia
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Tumblr Thread: Cats Confused By Bird Videos

If you've never tried to make your cat play with bird/fish videos on your laptop, now is the time. They might not care, or maybe they'll just care for a little while, but for the time that they do care, it'll be the funniest thing you've seen your cat do in a while. No, silly kitty, you can't catch the bird on the screen, but it's sure as heck funny to watch how confused you are. 

And goodness, you better hope that they don't accidentally pause the video as they're watching, because the confusion is only going to intensify. Actually, never mind that, pause the video for them and laugh some more. And laugh at this tumblr thread that gives us the best of cats birdwatching on computers while you're at it. 

tumblr thread about cats being confused by watching bird videos thumbnail includes two pictures of a black cat watching a laptop screen including one where the cat is super surprised 'Rectangle - muckkles Follow i pulled up this video on youtube that was like 8 hours of birds for cats to watch and i sat my cat in front of it and i didnt think shed be interested cuz she never watches tv or anything but she is Hypnotized Cat - she accidentally paused the video 101-1-'
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Just when you think the world is missing a little kindness, you come across something that is so kind and so pure, and your faith is restored yet again. When one day, this man came across a parakeet egg inside of a cage in a pet store and found out that its mother had been sold, he did what many of us wish we had the strength to do - he took the egg home, cared for it, and helped this tiny parakeet hatch. 

So much care, time, and love has to be put into such an act of kindness. We are not only touched and thankful for this video and this person, we also find ourselves inspired to do something kind of others ourselves. 

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Awkwardly-Adorable Blue-Footed Boobies (12 Pics + 1 Vid)

If a bird and bowling pin became one and wore bright blue-sky shoes, then it would be the blue-footed booby. What are these strange looking birds? The blue-footed booby is native to subtropical and tropical regions of the Pacific Ocean. They can easily be recognized due to their comically bright-blue feet. However, the blue feet are actually a sexually selected trait, the male boobies will display their feet in an elaborate and quite interesting mating ritual. He will lift them up and down before strutting towards the female. 

There's no doubt about it, the blue-footed booby is as strange as it is beautiful and we can't help but love how awkward these fellas look in each image. 

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Fresh And Chirpful Collection Of Birb Memes

It's been a while since we last heard that the bird is the word! Well, the wait is over and we've returned to announce to you all that the bird, is in fact, still the word. Need proof? Glad you asked! We have a hilarious assortment of bird memes ready for your approval! 

It's strange to think so many people out there are afraid of birds, sure some are super intelligent (like ravens, magpies, and crows) but we got to consider ourselves lucky to be around these animals the way they are now…. and not the way they were millions of years ago. 

Get yourselves ready for this chirpful collection of birbs! 

new and fresh bird memes - thumbnail of two bird memes - one of a crow dipping nuggets in a sauce and one of a hummingbird in a nest with a little leaf as a roof | knew crows were smart but this one is actually dipping his nuggets. | Jon Jones @jonjones wait, hold up hummingbird nests can have little leaf as roof? this changes everything
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Strangely Adorable Gallery Of Baby Pigeons (20 Images)

Isn't it strange that a majority of us don't quite know what a baby pigeon looks like? Sure, we've all seen thousands upon thousands of pigeons... but baby pigeons? Personally, we can't say we've ever seen one in real life. However, they must exist! And these photos of baby pigeons are definitely proof of their existence. 

These photos of baby pigeons are nearly identical to how we've pictured the extinct Dodo bird of the past. They are adorable, yes. Yet, somehow extremely odd. We can't really place our finger on it, we'll just call it "strangely cute." 

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Man's Fiancée Saves Duck, Shares Cute Pictures

Ducks are so cute! And as one commenter pointed out, they're lucky they're so cute because they poop everywhere. All the time. 

However, that's not really relevant to this story. Imgur user, sneakybeaver154, has recently shared a post with the community that his fiancée saved a duck! And even includes so images of the saved duck. Of course, it went viral because who wouldn't love to see a rescued duck? Or any animal for that matter. 

It's a fact that we humans love rescue stories and if it's a rescue story that involves an animal? Man, that's the jackpot. Happy to say that a majority of people love animals just as much as we do! If you recently rescued an animal, whether it be from the streets or shelter, share your story with us on 'I Can Has Cheezburger's,' newest Facebook page, 'ICanHas Storytime.' A community for people to share their animals and the stories behind them! 

Commentary for this rescue story is provided by Imgur user sneakybeaver154:

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Assorted Adorable And Silly Gathering Of Animals (Gifs)

Is there anything in this world more precious than animals? The answer is no. When it comes to delivering the feels, and the happy-haps, no creature on Earth can do a better job than animals. Not only are they adorable, which they are, but they can also be smart, and they can definitely be loving, and mostly, they can be funny. They are the entire package. 

A package that we have decided to gift wrap for you and place a giant red bow on top! That's right, folks, we have gathered here the cutest and silliest animal gifs that are currently circulating the web! Animal gifs are always a gift

You may unwrap your gift! Enjoy!

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Injured And Rescued Snowy Owl Released Back Into The Wild

About a month ago, Atlantic Veterinary College staff found an emaciated and dehydrated snowy owl near Souris, P.E.I. and rescued it. Finally, after a month in capable hands, the beautiful bird was released back into the wild. 

As reported by CBC news, an intern with the Atlantic Veterinary College Wildlife Service, Dr. Hugo Gonzalez, said that it was "amazing" for the students and staff to see the owl fly off back into the wild. And we have to agree, seeing a wild bird released back to where it's supposed to be is always a beautiful thing. 

"To be able to see a patient who came with severe emaciation, not even able to properly move or eat, up to the point where you can see that the full recovery process has been successful and just have that moment to see her properly [fly], it's definitely an amazing moment for you," Dr. Gonzalez added. 

He also reminds people that if they ever see a snowy owl in the wild, it's important to only admire it from a distance. If you come across a bird in distress, contact local officials.

Read another beautiful story about an owl getting released back into the wild right here.

story about an injured owl getting released back into the wild thumbnail includes two pictures including two women letting an owl out of a carrier and another of a snowy owl flying
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