Disgusting Birds | February Half Term at Birdland
The Flamingo team have been loving learning about these disgusting birds at Birdland for their February Half Term special event!
This disgusting bird eats its food whole then later regurgitates the fur and bone in a pellet.
An African bird that cools itself by pooing on its legs! The legs contain some major blood vessels and by pooing on them the bird can cool its blood.
This bird doesn’t have a good digestive system and its food passes through it very quickly… so it eats its own poo to get the extra nourishment.
A bird who vomits on its chicks in the nest to make them smell foul, deterring predators.
Throughout the week at Birdland, there will be toxic talks and terrible trails highlighting some of the more horrible habitants and their history. Visitors can also meet some real feathered fiends during the special Meet the Creatures sessions.
Head Keeper Alistair Keen says: “Despite their often angelic reputations, there are some birds who are among the most disgusting creatures in the World with some really repulsive behaviours. Lots have developed evious defences and vile habits.”
He continues: “Families can discover some disgusting birds at Birdland and join us to see some of the gross gourmands in action.”