Most Terrifying Birds On Earth
Most Terrifying Birds In The World
Which is the most terrifying bird in the world? You have probably heard about angry birds, but have you ever heard of freaking angry birds or disturbing evil birds? After you read the list below you might probably end up wishing that you do not encounter them. You (just saying) here is a list of the top ten most dangerous birds.
The top 10 Most Terrifying Birds On Earth 2014
Terrifying Birds That Would Kill You If Given The Chance. Lets have a look at the list with shockingly creepy and bloodthirsty birds. Some of the birds are among the most disturbingly evil birds in the World.
10. Great Gray Shrike
The carnivorous great white shrike mainly feeds on rodents and lizards. The bird has unique behaviors of storing their prey by impaling them on thorns and perching on exposed tree-tops and poles to watch the environment for potential prey.
9. Great White Pelican
The great white pelican is a large bird with a wingspan of up 230 cm. These birds feed mainly on fish and feed in coordinated groups to trap fish. The pelican has pouch that is used for scooping fish. The Fish are swallowed whole and alive. Pelicans can also forage and at times they feed on chicks of other birds. When faced with, starvation these birds will also eat sea gulls and young ducklings. Sea gull are held under water and drowned under water before and afterwards fed on head first. Occasionally, pelicans are observed to steal prey from other birds. The pelican has been observed to prey on relatively large fish and animals.
8. Antartic Giant
This specie of birds inhabits the southern Hemisphere and is also referred to as stinker of gluttons. These birds are very aggressive predators cam scavengers. These birds are opportunistic feeder and can feed in both land and at sea mostly finding their food near the coast. They also kill other sea birds and their and others as large as albatross by battering them or drowning them to death. They also feed on the chicks of other sea birds during breeding season.
7. Vampire Finch
Geospiza difficilis septentrionalis
This is another small bird of the Galapagos Island with a sharp beak. These birds have a very peculiar feeding habit occasionally feeding by drinking blood from other birds. Using their sharp beaks the Vampire finch will peck its victim until blood is drawn. Interesting to note also is that the stupid victims hardly offer resistance against the behavior. These birds steal the eggs of other birds just after they have been laid and roll them with their beak into rocks until they break and then feed on them.
6. Hood Mockingbird
The bird is mostly found inhabiting dry forests of the Galapagos Island. It is omnivorous but primarily is a carnivorous or scavenger. It has a long downward curving bill. They have a well established social and territorial and social organization and they lack fear for humans. The birds feed on dead animals and left-overs of kills by other predators as well as eggs of sea birds. The birds are known to drink blood from the young ones of other sea birds and have a peculiar behavior of leaving their victims alive for another day of drink.
Also referred to as the snakebird, water turkey or darter and inhabits the warmer areas of America. The cormorant-like anhinga has an average body mass of 85 cm and can weigh up to 1.35 kg. The bird has an exceedingly long neck and swims with the body submerged in water with only the neck afloat appearing like a snake ready to strike. It is from this that the bird derives its name from the Brazilian tulip tribe meaning snake bird. Using its sharp, slender beak, the anhinga preys on fishes and small prey.
4. Vulturine Guinea Fowl
The bird is also called the royal guinea fowl because of its striking coloration. It has a bald head and neck resembling a vulture. These birds have a creepy appearance more like the vulture. With sharp beaks, the Vulturine Guinea Fowl hunts in groups. The birds are very aggressive feeding on Chickens and other closely related birds and they also kill small mammals. They are can run very well on the ground thus they would not miss their prey easily. These birds are aggressive and they do not spare their own species when competition arises. Interestingly even the young chicks are known to attack each other. The males are more aggressive than the hens and tend to attack the hens occasionally.
3. The Greater Honeyguide
This bird inhabits the open dry woodlands of the sub-Saharan Africa and derives its name from the habit of directing people to bee colonies. The young birds are hatched with a very sharp beak that dulls in the bird’s adulthood. The young birds use this sharp bill to kill its siblings. This gross life event is carried out until only one out of the hatched survives this stage.
2. The African Crowned Eagle
Found in Africa the African Crowned Eagle is one of the largest specie of eagles in Africa. This eagle is one of the powerful and feared predators of the eagle species. This eagle hunts by sitting high on a suitable spot where it can watch for potential prey. Once prey is spotted in the vicinity the eagle moves very fast and silently to stoop and kill it. This bird maneuvers swiftly and easily through the forest and most kills are made on the floor of the forest. The Crowned eagle preys mainly on mammals including monkey species, Mongoose, snakes, lizards and squirrels. These birds are known to take down even antelopes.
1. The Marabou Stork
The bald headed marabou stork is large, heavy bodied bird with appalling looks. The wings of the Marabou stork can span to 2.6 meters and the bird can grow up to 1.5 meters high. These birds are scavengers eating anything from insects, birds, human waste, mammals and dead animals. The dangerous aspect about the marabou is that it is known to kill young children who come too close. Next time you see this bird around your place, ensure to keep your young ones safe or chase it away.