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Poisonous birds

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A friend sent me a clip on Instagram which claimed 2 new poisonous bird species were discovered in 2023, so the skeptic in me had to look it up.

Meet the Regent Whistler and Rufous-naped Bellbird...

More here...

I knew about parasitic bird species, but I hadn't heard of poisonous birds before today.
 

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Wow
I had never heard of this . So fascinating! Thank you for sharing !
 

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Whoa! That's fascinating!
 

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Fascinating! Thanks for sharing.
gives you so much to think about too.
So a few birds might produce the toxin themselves but many get it from ingesting a particular plant or insect.
So if that source should be driven extinct or endangered by say, climate change or habitat loss, then I would think the bird would quickly follow.
The bird could not change its coloration but I wonder if it would change behavior.
 

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Another great read. Thank you for sharing :)
 

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Thank you for sharing! Planet Earth (if I recall correctly) did a segment on one of these species.
 

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That’s so cool :wideyed: Thanks for the articles
 
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