Sep 11, 2006

Armored Bird

With the exception of raptors and your water fowl, it seems that most large birds have a high ugliness rating (I need to work on a means of quantifying that ...)

Certainly, every super-sized flightless bird is abhorrent. Take the double-wattled Cassowary for instance. That horn on top of its head is used for battering its way through the underbrush. This species is the only armored bird. Way to go, Cassowary!

Photo courtesy: ics.uci.edu

2 comments:

Rasmus said...

Cassowaries are considered to be one of the most dangerous zoo animals, owing to their powerful, clawed legs and mean temper.

Raging Wombat said...

That would explain why I don't see them often in zoos.