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Footage of weird 'gorilla crow' goes viral

By T.K. Randall
June 25, 2019 · Comment icon 6 comments

What on Earth is this bird doing ? Image Credit: Twitter / LIWJATAN
A recent video from Japan shows what appears to be a crow engaged in some rather peculiar behavior.
The unusual bird was captured on camera by Keitaro Simpson in the Japanese city of Nagoya.

Rather than standing on the ground using its feet like crows typically do, this one seems to be resting on its wings with its legs tucked away behind it, making it look a bit like a gorilla standing on all-fours.

The footage quickly gained attention on social media and has so far been viewed 9 million times.
According to crow expert Kaeli Swift however, there is a perfectly rational explanation.

"What it's actually doing is sunning itself," she wrote. "When birds sun they drop their wings and cock their tails. At the right angle that could obscure the legs and tail making it look like they're missing."



Source: FM104.ie | Comments (6)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by TripGun 5 years ago
Robots are the future.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 5 years ago
Enjoy your fame, my brother.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Seti42 5 years ago
I saw this on IFLS yesterday. It's sad. The crow is clearly malnourished, and probably almost dead from starvation. Look at the pronounced sternum in its chest. The poor thing probably can't even fly anymore.
Comment icon #4 Posted by MissJatti 5 years ago
Crow on a rampage.
Comment icon #5 Posted by openozy 5 years ago
I agree with Seti42,the crow is in a bad way and starving.Maybe hit by a car and looks to have some type of spinal injury.I love crows, they are by far the most intelligent  bird.I didn't enjoy seeing that.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year 5 years ago
Seen the video on the Weather Channel and the Weather Channel said the Crow was simply sunning itself.


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