The Top 10 Birds With Strange Defences

The Top 10 Birds With Strange Defences

The birds’ wings, which are supposed to help them in this review are born with their forelimbs. All are capable of the highest flying birds, a very effective self-defense techniques. Some birds are able to fly, but they are often seen to possess other qualities such as fast running. The use of non-traditional defense mechanism that some other birds, yet. Let’s look at some of the animals with our unique defense.

1. Hooded Pitohui

These birds have an interesting defense mechanism, which is simple and yet so effective. Birds are poisonous. Some beetles feed strong neurotoxin alkaloid, containinga also found on the skin of the poison dart frogs. Eaten on the fins and skin poisoning bird beetles. Touching it can cause tingling sensation, numbness or burning. The local people’s rubbish birds’ skin and feathers off eating meat after roasting charcoal. Is indicative of the toxic properties of bright colored birds. It rubs poison her eggs.

The use of techniques that many other birds. Apart from these amazing birds, unique defense techniques can also be observed in mammals.

2. African White Masked Owl

Simple creatures in this otherwise exceptional defensive techniques. When confronted by small unaggressive enemies, it is most owls do: it puffs out his feathers and hard and show great start to hiss. This helps him to intimidate his enemies and drive them out. In the larger and more powerful enemies, however, it flattens its bark-like wings, and squints her eyes, so that they are nearly invisible. This helps to resemble a tree stump with great accuracy, and helps camouflage hunter who escaped attention.

3. Potoo

Because of this strange night of great camouflage hunter from “Ghost Bird called”. These small animals, feed off of insects, bats and birds. During the day, because a dead or broken tree stump, sitting in camouflaging, branches, motionless which is easy pattern of feathers. It also closed, the cracks in his eyes because the lids can keep an eye on predators. A bird and animal remains undeterred even if his approach, and it thinks that it has been discovered that it ran away. It is also capable of identifying night.

4. Hoatzin

The relationship of these “fossil birds” with other bird species is not clear, and is different from them. It feeds on the leaves and eat them with bacterial fermentation, which gives an odor. But the smell is not the defense. Hoatzins water build hanging nests in the branches of the tree. When the girls feel insecure, they jump into the water. Girls are excellent divers and swimmers, and once again secure, he made a wing, seen in dinosaurs as feathered birds using two claws on each feature, back up, and birds, when they feel as claws disappear.

5. Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Owls not only feed on nice and rodents but other birds, too. The ferruginous pygmy owl is a strong bird hunter, and is capable of taking down birds twice its size. Smaller birds apply ‘mobbing’ upon the owls they are scared of, i.e. they noisily harass the owls during daytime to drive it away. Mobbing can be very dangerous for the small ferruginous pygmy owl. To protect itself, it has developed two large spots at the back of its head which is mistaken as eyes by other birds and try to approach from the other side, meeting the owl’s real eyes, and probably o its plate.


6. Eurasian Cuckoo

This bird lays eggs in other birds’ nests. The hatched chick destroys the host’s eggs and chicks, and eliminates competitors. It is also quite dangerous to lay eggs in the smaller birds’ nests. In order to protect themselves from the potential attacks of vicious small birds, the cuckoo has developed an appearance resembling the Sparrow Hawk which feeds on small birds, and scares them away from the nest. Birds are unable to tell the difference and are fooled by the disguise. They start to panic at the sight of the ‘hawk’ and leave the nest empty for the cuckoo to lay her eggs in peace.


7. Burrowing Owl

These owls either dig out their own burrows, or live in abandoned ones. There, they leave their chicks alone as they go hunting. The vulnerable chicks have developed a rare kind of mimicry as a defence technique. Whenever they feel threatened by an approaching animal, the chick produces a hissing sound which resembles a rattlesnake’s warning sound. Most predators, including humans, are aware that the pit vipers hide in burrows, and recognize the rattle. So, they run away. But this false sound does not fool the real rattlesnakes who are deaf to not even hear their own rattle.


8. Killdeer

These noisy birds nest on the ground, making their babies vulnerable. As a means of protection, adults use a clever ‘broken wing act’. When it sees a predator near the nest, it fakes a distress call, pretends to have a broken wing and drags its ‘broken’ wing, away from the nest, flapping the other one. Most animals begin chasing after the injured animal. While the adult distracts the predator, the chicks run away. When a safe distance has been created between the nest and the predator, the adult, too, flies off. But, animals like cows or goats may end up stamping on the nests anyways.


9. Hoopoe

The national bird of Israel noted for its nasty defensive technique. This is to cover with which produces a substance, and non appetizing smell of the body hunters driving away, rotten meat is a gland that foul smell near the anus is wings, and rubs. The substance is an antibacterial agent that bird protection is also repels parasites and diseases. Incubation and young adults only, after which they secrete during the maintenance period to stop. When the children alone defend themselves by squirting his stool in the face of unwanted guests.

10. Fulmar

This bird’s name is Norse for Gul foul. They are notorious for their foul odor. Even Reek eggs. This misconduct is smell protects them from predators like humans, but a weak defense against the creatures with a poor sense of smell like birds. In the face of danger, smelly orange oil is an upside and potentially dangerous the predator feathers stuck to the border who are losing insulating properties. The oil are shooting ability kids only 3 weeks after their parents are beginning to recognize as fulmars themselves, from their own oil.

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