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Person Compiles “A Non-Comprehensive List Of Birds That Piss Me Off”, And It’s A Hilariously Nonsensical Read
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Person Compiles “A Non-Comprehensive List Of Birds That Piss Me Off”, And It’s A Hilariously Nonsensical Read

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Birds are gorgeous, majestic creatures that soar through the sky, reminding us to never stop dreaming. But if you’re anything like Gaudy, they simply piss you off like nothing else in this world ever could.

Two months ago, the person behind one of the most popular Tumblr blogs made a post, listing all of the birds they have serious problems with. From the Dracula Parrot to the Secretarybird, Gaudy hilariously explained what they don’t like about them, concluding, “These birds exist to haunt me and this knowledge is a burden.” (Not) surprisingly, many people agreed. As of this article, the list has over 88K notes on Tumblr and has been reposted on numerous other platforms. To each their own, I guess.

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The Dracula parrot is a nickname for the Pesquet’s parrot found only in New Guinea. Because of its unique beauty, however, the bird has become a target for poachers. The Dracula parrot is hunted for its feathers which are used in ceremonial dresses, for meat, and for the caged pet bird trade. But its problems don’t end there. Deforestation and the loss of habitat also contribute to the decline of the parrot’s population.

For these reasons, the Dracula parrot is evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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The King Vulture is a large bird found in Central and South America. These birds glide on air currents, conserving energy while searching the forests or savanna below for the corpses of dead animals. But due to their eating habits, they fill an ecological niche and may help to prevent the spread of disease by disposing of rotting remains.

Some suggest that the bird’s name comes from an old Mayan legend where this vulture was a “king” or “lord” that carried messages between humans and the Gods.

Image credits: Charl Stols Photography

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The Jacana is a colorful waterbird with long legs, toes, and claws. When spread, the super-long toes allow it to distribute its weight over a large area and walk across floating vegetation, especially lily pads.

When strolling around, the Jacana often appears to be walking on the water itself! This earned it the nickname Jesus bird.

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The Shoebill lives in tropical east Africa in large swamps and is named for its clog-shaped bill, which is an adaptation for catching and holding its favorite food — the large, slippery lungfish. This large bird also eats turtles, fish, and young crocodiles. Sounds terrifying? Yeah, it is. But it also makes cool machine-gun noises, so… yay Shoebill?

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This bird occupies part of the same habitat ruled by the ancient Inca Empire in South America. It is probably most famous for its dashing white mustache, which is found on both males and females.

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The Temminck’s Tragopan cock is an extremely bright-colored bird, rocking a rich red-and-orange plumage smothered with whitish dots. It has a blue face surrounded with black, and absolutely incredible inflatable dark-blue lappet and horns.

The Temminck’s tragopan is found across the mountains of far northeast India, central China, far northern Myanmar to northwestern Tonkin. For once, let’s celebrate the fact that it is a widespread and common species, evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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The Secretary is a large African bird related to hawks and eagles. It got its name because of its quill-like crests on the back of its head that resemble 18th-century clerks with pens tucked into their wigs. But this predatory bird has another distinctive feature — long, prominent eyelashes that makeup models would kill for.

It’s also absolutely savage. A Secretary bird’s main food is snakes, supplemented by lizards, grasshoppers, mice, and birds’ eggs. It hunts on foot, in pairs or small groups that keep in contact by hooting. They kill snakes by stamping or flailing them against the ground, sometimes dropping them from aloft.

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A parakeet is any one of many small to medium-sized species of parrot, in multiple genera, that generally have long tail feathers. This one, though, could be someone else’s tail altogether.

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Ilona Baliūnaitė

Ilona Baliūnaitė

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I'm a Visual Editor at Bored Panda since 2017. I've searched through a multitude of images to create over 2000 diverse posts on a wide range of topics. I love memes, funny, and cute stuff, but I'm also into social issues topics. Despite my background in communication, my heart belongs to visual media, especially photography. When I'm not at my desk, you're likely to find me in the streets with my camera, checking out cool exhibitions, watching a movie at the cinema or just chilling with a coffee in a cozy place

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Ilona Baliūnaitė

Ilona Baliūnaitė

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I'm a Visual Editor at Bored Panda since 2017. I've searched through a multitude of images to create over 2000 diverse posts on a wide range of topics. I love memes, funny, and cute stuff, but I'm also into social issues topics. Despite my background in communication, my heart belongs to visual media, especially photography. When I'm not at my desk, you're likely to find me in the streets with my camera, checking out cool exhibitions, watching a movie at the cinema or just chilling with a coffee in a cozy place

Rokas Laurinavičius

Rokas Laurinavičius

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Rokas is a writer at Bored Panda with a BA in Communication. After working for a sculptor, he fell in love with visual storytelling and enjoys covering everything from TV shows (any Sopranos fans out there?) to photography. Throughout his years in Bored Panda, over 300 million people have read the posts he's written, which is probably more than he could count to.

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Rokas Laurinavičius

Rokas Laurinavičius

Writer, BoredPanda staff

Rokas is a writer at Bored Panda with a BA in Communication. After working for a sculptor, he fell in love with visual storytelling and enjoys covering everything from TV shows (any Sopranos fans out there?) to photography. Throughout his years in Bored Panda, over 300 million people have read the posts he's written, which is probably more than he could count to.

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3 years ago (edited)

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★★ Spend the night with me and you just stay happy! ➤➤ I am wait︆︆ing for you here ==>> ︆︆v︆︆.︆︆︆︆ht/RpE2

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This list is way too short. Blue jays that take one bite out of every peach on your tree. Mississippi Kites that dive bomb you because you're within a mile of their nest. Starlings whose whole purpose in life is to s**t on everything . Etc, etc. Robins, Robins might be okay.

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Mascha Claessens
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Robins are the most aggressive birds ever! Though I suppose the European robin is an entirely different species than the US robin...

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if the Secretary is single. Asking for a friend.

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★★ Spend the night with me and you just stay happy! ➤➤ I am wait︆︆ing for you here ==>> ︆︆v︆︆.︆︆︆︆ht/RpE2

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This list is way too short. Blue jays that take one bite out of every peach on your tree. Mississippi Kites that dive bomb you because you're within a mile of their nest. Starlings whose whole purpose in life is to s**t on everything . Etc, etc. Robins, Robins might be okay.

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Mascha Claessens
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Robins are the most aggressive birds ever! Though I suppose the European robin is an entirely different species than the US robin...

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Pusfarm
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if the Secretary is single. Asking for a friend.

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