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Via TiViD
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The poor hawk got stuck on this dude's porch, and after he wasn't able to shoo it away, he naturally just decided to pick up the beast with his bare hands. Can't say that this would be the typical approach to such a life development, but here we are. 

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Even penguins are out there failing and getting a little mixed up every now and again. This particular penguin homie decides to waddle on off with the wrong group, and we get to watch his bud try to retrieve him. Pretty adorable stuff right here. 

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Via Morgan
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That Capercaillie looks so much like a dang Pokémon we really thought this was some Pokémon GO trickery for a hot second. Seriously, can't imagine what would be racing through one's mind if you were out skiing, enjoying the wintry scenery, and then came across this bad boy. Wow. 

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Maybe, just maybe, we live in a weird world where this is where the Apple ringtone took its roots. Some dude heard an angry Cockatiel rapping off some angry musings and they just so happened to be catchy and worthy of being the iconic Apple ringtone. Who knows? Either way, this is honestly strangely adorable. 

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Tumblr Users Trade Unconfirmed Facts About Soda And Carrier Pigeons

Nothing fills our hearts with joy and appreciation like a couple Tumblr users swapping knowledge about the history of soda and carrier pigeons in a totally random Tumblr thread. But hey, that's what Tumblr is all about. Can't say that we knew that drinking Pepsi cold and Coke warm would result in them tasting the same. Is that real life? 

Tumblr users swap facts about the history of soda and carrier pigeons | narwhalsarefalling fun fact im weirdly knowlagable history soda dont even drink soda why do know so much about narwhalsarefalling coke and pepsi taste different because coke invent before refrigeration
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The multiple angles are what makes it here. Once those birds in the distance notice this person walking around, they straight charge with no regard for politeness or decency. Who knows if they'll have trouble getting packages delivered to their door in the future.

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Tumblr Thread: New Zealand's Bird Election Was a Mess

Apparently no election is safe from baseless accusations, mudslinging and questions of voter fraud. The annual election for "Bird of the Year" in New Zealand had a dramatic year and frankly it's refreshing to see people be this hilariously petty over the decision of the best bird. For some other New Zealand drama, here's the time the whole nation was outraged at a single rude family of British tourists. Here are some more random funny tumblr gems to tumblr through.

Funny New Zealand bird election drama | biggest-gaudiest-patronuses S biggest-gaudiest-patro recommend keeping an eye on New Zealand news. not bc politics or anything, but bc HILARIOUS DISCOURSE happening over 2020 Bird Year Contest. someone called kiwi Fat Flightless Fuck white-faced heron accused racism, voter fraud is rampant
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Guy Feeds Crows, Crows Get Back At Bully Neighbors For Him

This is why you don't mess with crows, or better yet, why it pays off to have some feathered friends in high places. This guy's neighbors sound like they were a real piece of work, and generally unfortunate people to be around. Fortunately, he was able to befriend some crows that would appear to have picked up wind of this, and proceeded to stand up for him. With all the wild stories of people's experiences with intelligent, devilishly clever crows, it's really no big surprise. 

For another glorious tale of petty revenge, check out this story about a sister who always stole their sibling's food, so the sibling took revenge at graduation.

Guy feeds the crows, so the crows get back at bully neighbors for him | r/pettyrevenge u/tempthethrowaway Feathered Friends High Places Not sure if this belongs here, so let know ok? TL;DR: Had issues with neighbor over parking. Local crows l'd made friends with vandalized his cars retaliation. So background day moved into this apartment complex our across hall neighbors started bullying us. Why parked handicap spot next sidewalk building. Why handicapped.
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Now this is what it's all about. Who knows what that bird wanted from that kid, but boy it wanted it bad. Pained screaming and utter freakout aside, props to that kid for staying on his scooter.

Via Cair
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The real question is where on earth did this parrot learn to laugh just like The Joker? Was the bird taught by its owner? That being said, The Joker ain't got sh*t on this bird's maniacal cackle. 

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Animals that Basically Melted

There are very few beings that are capable of being as relaxed as these melty animals right here. The flaps and wobbly folds of these dogs, birds, and rodents are a marvel to behold; a splendorous foil to the stiff and rigid. These animals are basically puddles, man. For more surprisingly relaxed animals, here are sleepy dogs in goofy positions.

Pets and animals that are so relaxed they look like they've melted | pudgy bird sitting down
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Tumblr Thread: Owl's Full Orb Pose Is No Joke

No joke, seeing this out in the wild would give most anyone the fear. Turns out that "full orb" pose is genuinely as menacing as it appears. 

A funny Tumblr post about how an owl's full orb pose is quite menacing | saintcucumbers Can someone please tell means an owl LITERALLY fucking swims towards and then stares down?? | Like look at Literally flew past and my my friend so close wings touched our faces.
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Birds Photoshopped With Arms Inspires Comedy Gold

Just when we thought we'd seen it all, we come across a subreddit dedicated to photoshopped pictures of birds with arms. It's way too good. Also, imagine a world where we saw birds out and about, with absolutely shredded arms? Now that would be a trip. 

A collection of photoshopped pictures showing birds with arms | funny birds playing DDR dance dance revolution
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Geese have a reputation for not being the most friendly of birds, but in this case, we witness a wholesome and wonderful friendship between man and goose. When he goes to leave and the goose tries to follow him, that really pulled on the heart strings. 

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Twitter Thread: Ravens Are The Coolest Birds

We love a good educational Twitter thread, and this one does a wonderful job at shining light on all the things that make ravens so dang cool. Pretty sure ravens might be the coolest bird of them all. Just saying. 

Twitter thread explains what makes ravens so cool. | Kaeli Swift, PhD Follow @corvidresearch 1. Common ravens (Corvus corax) are largest songbirds world time people thought thick- billed raven (Corvus crassirostris) but common ravens beat them out by small margin.
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