The 5 foot tall shoebill. Imagine seeing this thing walk towards you outside at night

A 5 foot tall shoebill! The average adult height is Also known as the Whalehead or Shoe-billed stork, they live in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia.

"Remember to work it on the runway like me!" Secretarybird...a real fashionista...

Secretary Bird - "The Secretarybird or Secretary Bird is a large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Sahara." (wikip)<<<They are also very good at hunting snakes.

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This sweet little bird is the Bearded Reedling also known as the Bearded Tit. - by David Drangsland

Nature Got Really Weird When These 20 Birds Evolved, Because, WHOA. #3 Is Nuts!

28 Dazzling Exotic Birds You Probably Never Heard Of ~ Livingstone's Turaco. Turacos make up the bird family Musophagidae (literally 'banana eaters'). Depsite the name, they generally do not eat bananas.

Really Weird Birds

Really Weird Birds

proust73: “ Hamerkop By Graeme Guy ” What is a hamerkop? Interesting looking fellow.

Hamerkop by Graeme Guy - Lake Baringo, Kenya The Hamerkop is a medium sized wading bird. The shape of its head with a curved bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, hence its name. It ranges from Africa, Madagascar to Arabia, in wetlands of

ACEO Original watercolor art painting whimsical bird weird bird with hat & shoes

ACEO Original watercolor art painting whimsical bird weird bird with hat & shoes

Shoebill - native to large swamps from Sudan to Zambia in tropical east Africa

Shoebill - native to large swamps from Sudan to Zambia in tropical east Africa large blue bird africa

bearded vulture - cuteness level 6.  this this is so awesome looking.

The magnificent Bearded Vulture

Interesting Animals You Didn't Know Existed

13 Interesting Animals You Didn't Know Existed

There are 4 species of royal flycatchers all with the “royal crown” which is generally only on display during courtship rituals and competitions with other males. Usually the crest is lying flat but opens up like a fan.

Unusual, Strange And Weird Birds Of North Carolina

Unusual, Strange, and Weird Birds of North Carolina

Some of my favorite unusual birds in North Carolina. When you live in NC you don't have to go far to the find the exotic and unusual.

The Birds of Paradise are members of the family Paradisaeidae of the order Passeriformes. The majority of species in this family are found on the island of New Guinea and its satellites, with a few species occurring in the Moluccas and eastern Australia. It's likely that you will only see them on film, though, because they mostly live in inaccessible, dense rainforest habitats.

12 Most Amazing Exotic Birds (exotic birds, weird birds) - ODDEE - dezdemon-exoticplaces.

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Birds have more limitations than other animals by their physiological and physical adaptations for flight and yet there are still bodies and behaviors that are strange and extreme. There are some birds that are considered weird because of their.