Armed and dangerous: Cassowaries have three-toed feet with extremely sharp claws. The claw on their second toe is particularly deadly, as it can grow to be 5 inches long! Imagine being kicked by one of these birds (which they are known to do). Their powerful legs combined with their razor-sharp talons makes them one of … Continued
You might be tempted to refer to both males and females as peacocks, but you’d be wrong. In fact, only males are called peacocks, while females are called peahens and the generic term for both is peafowl. More for Bird Week on Love Nature Why colourful bird feathers never fade Are these the most valuable … Continued
Hornbills have earned their name from their comically large beaks. The beaks are so heavy, that the bird’s first and second vertebrae are fused together to help them carry the weight. More from Bird Week on Love Nature: Baby black storks growing up Africa’s vultures are circling towards extinction, a new study warns Baby hummingbirds … Continued
Are you curious as to why a flightless bird would need wings in the first place? It all comes down to an important mating ritual: the ostrich dance.