Category Archives: Bird

Capuchin Bird

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The sign by this guy said that their call sounded like a cow mooing. I thought “that’s odd”, and then thought no more of it until a kid wandered up and started mooing at the bird. Not much later, the entire flock was at the front of the cage looking at her and, eventually, mooing back.

So there. If you ever need a capuchin bird, stand outside and moo for a while.

Andean Cock of the Rock

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About the Andean cock of the rock, Wikipedia states “The nests are often constructed from the saliva of the females mixed in with vegetable matter and mud.”


This means that nests could also be otherwise constructed. Maybe sometimes it’s not mud. Glue could work well. Maybe sometimes it’s not vegetable matter. They’re on record as occasionally eating reptiles, so maybe sometimes it’s meat. Maybe they just super glue a bunch of snakes together and lay their eggs in that.

So many possibilities.