23 October 2019

White bellbird

In the news recently for having the world's loudest birdcall.  Of more interest to me because of its unusual appearance...
Besides the screams, the male bellbirds display another weird trait the researchers suggest they evolved as a lure for females: long dangly nose ornaments called wattles, which make the males appear to be perpetually finishing up a lizard meal.
 More about wattles.

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