Its nest is not lined and is usually on some wood chips or seeds. The incubation is done by both males and females, but neither sits on the nest for longer than an hour and the eggs are uncovered a lot of the time. They sometimes eat the eggs of other birds.


It lays only one egg per litter. It's the only surviving species left of the family Rhynochetidae and genus Rhynochetos. Monogamous. Critically endangered.


Lives as long as 35 years of age in the wild. Eggs are pale blue-green Their chicks also make sounds while begging for food from parents and 'yap' when a stranger comes near the nest. These birds can reach an average of 100 kmph when northern gannets dive to prey on fish.


The male places its head on its chest, inhales, and gives a two-second-long courtship call. Their waddle is the most adorable sight. They are the tallest penguins on the planet. Emperor penguin colonies are so huge that they can be counted from space using satellite technology. It is adapted to the freezing cold with two layers of feathers, a good reserve of body fat, and by huddling together. Its small long beak and thin flippers prevent heat loss. Non-mating females or females that have lost their chick, try to steal or adopt abandoned chicks of this species of penguin.


It lives in herds but is often accompanied by other animals in the wild such as zebras and antelopes. These animals help them find insects on the ground by kicking the soil a little bit. In return, it keeps an eye out for potential predators and warns the animals if a predator is approaching. When cornered, a frightened ostrich defends itself by delivering a powerful-deadly kick to the predator. In ancient Egypt, it was used to pull chariots because of its size.


Migration is a major part of their existence and therefore they keep on moving from place to place. It can hardly ever be seen in groups. Blue green eggs flecked with brown. The amount of red in each male rosefinch varies according to its age and this mostly changes after the first year.


It is a strong flyer, and walks on land with difficulty using a shuffling gait. Bill-jabbing and fights can break out, the two combatants locking bills and wrestling for up to 90 minutes. It is a plunge-diver, diving anywhere from an above-water height of upto 6 to 50 metres to a depth of about 4.5 metres. It  sometimes catches flying fish in the air.

Indian Pitta

A name in Tamil translates to 'six o'clock bird' as this bird has the habit of calling at both 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. This bird takes the 'no trespassing' policy quite seriously, to the point of becoming aggressive when fellow mates approach their territory.


Its is actually not a thrush but a species of babbler. Their intelligence makes it difficult for parasitic reproducers like cuckoos to take advantage of them. It makes a series of small chirps that ramble in out of order note calls which resemble mocking bird calls as the name describes.

Eagle Owl

It is the sixth longest owl in the world on average and has the ninth longest wings of any living owl. This owl is noted for its strange, human-sounding call, and it has been suggested that it is the same as the cryptid known as ulama or "Devil Bird" in Sri Lanka. A local name is Maha Bakamuna ("large horned owl"). They've been seen feeding on the carcases of goats and tigers.

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