Do there actually exist any poisonous birds?

Do there actually exist any poisonous birds?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    These birds produce toxins in their feathers and can harm you on contact:
    Hooded pitohui
    Variable pitohui
    Possibly a few other pitohui species
    Blue-capped ifrit
    Most or all members of the Little shrikethrush species complex

    These birds are toxic when eaten due to their diet:
    Migrating Quails
    Red warblers
    Spur-winged goose

    No birds are technically venomous.
    Pitohui might be aposematic but probably not, they are not very colorful compared to most birds.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the birds that eat those ants that make the frogs poisonous also make the birds poisonous

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      These guys? I thought they manufactured their own poison. Didn't know it came from ants but that somehow makes it even cooler, like they're purposely weaponizing themselves through diet instead of it just happening by itself.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's the only reason these fellas can be kept as pets.
        On that note, it's apparently very difficult to make a captive dart frog poisonous, like even if you are actively trying to.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do there actually exist any posters on Wauf that aren't esl indians?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      That's grammatically sound. It's just an obscure and somewhat-archaic phrasing.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Do there actually exist any poisonous birds
    Language expert here. OP is fine with his grammar. But he should have perhaps have been clearer about whether he meant poisonous or venomous.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >starting a sentence with but

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Grade school teachers tell you not to do this because they don't want you developing bad habits by relying on it. But professional authors do it all the time.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Grade school teachers tell you not to do this because they don't want you developing bad habits by relying on it. But professional authors do it all the time.

        I think the, 'dont start a sentence with and or but' is another instance of how 18th Century academics attempted to describe English grammar as if it were Latin. Like the thing about saying 'as if it were' rather than, 'as if it was.' And not putting a preposition at the end of a sentence. And to never split an infinitive.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      AKSHUALLY venom is a toxin that gets injected straight into your body while poison is a toxin that gets absorbed via ingestion, inhalation, or sometimes absorption through other parts of the body like the skin.
      Assuming you have absolutely no ulcers inside your mouth, stomach, or intestines, you could swallow venom and it wouldn't do anything.
      Anyway, OP is fine to ask if there are poisonous birds. Venom is not associated with birds in any way (but it is associated with a rare few mammals, funnily enough).

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No you fricker, you even said it yourself.
        OK, we can agree that venom is a poison. And I think we can agree that if Cleopatra is fine to talk about poisoning herself with an bite from an adder. But the distinguishing thing about 'venom' is that some animal fricker has dedicated attack move to get its self grown poison into another a creature, like fangs.
        So it's totally not clear if OP means are there any birds that will poison you if you eat them, or are there any kinds of birds with dedicated biological poison injectors like fangs.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >anime is being moronic
    water is wet

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >"Do there actually exist"
      Clearly the people watching it too, it seems.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        common ESL moment nothing unusual here

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          NTA but
          >be born and raised in USA
          >get called ESL constantly
          It's not even just for grammar mistakes, sometimes I guess I just phrase stuff inarticulately because I don't have a good frame of reference for how people talk. Anons also b***h at me for writing too much, but I don't know how to have brevity while still getting all my points across.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The way you type makes you sound like an ESL trying too hard. Start typing like you'd speak to someone face to face and nobody will call you ESL anymore.

            Alternatively, if you're an ESL larping as a native speaker, start watching streamers or some kind of unscripted content without subtitles, it will give you a better grasp on how real people talk.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I don't see a problem with your post, but it's more likely you're correct and the modern education system is so bad the majority of younger people can no longer tell what good grammar is anymore since half of America talks in ebonics and other miscellaneous zoomer slang words since they spend more time on the internet than in class.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              as opposed to the british and whatever 50 dialects they have cobbled together, from the french no less, thats they why spell "colour" and "armour", and even then ebonics comes from creole, which is more french, nothing good has come from france, theyre the reason why british food is so awful and bland, middle age cuisine was all about balanced dishes, but then the french came along said its all about 1 item which is why you get onion soup, they ruin everything they touch

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        common ESL moment nothing unusual here

        There is nothing wrong with that grammar what are you on about?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        common ESL moment nothing unusual here

        That's grammatically sound. It's just an obscure and somewhat-archaic phrasing.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, the kind you learn from a book at a school rather than from actually using the language in the real world like the ESL you are

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Caught him in 4k

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Grammatically correct

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        dumb frick lol look in the mirror
        "Do there actually exist any poisonous birds?" is correct

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxic_bird

      They are real.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the fantasy setting has a fantastic feature
      >how could they do this?

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only one I know about is the pitohui. Homeotherms usually don't have venom or poison since their metabolisms are so much higher, which makes killing things more slowly with toxins inefficient when you can just move faster or get sharper beaks or claws or whatever.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's funny you say that, because shrews, one of the few venomous mammals, also have absurd metabolisms.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I love the look he's giving, like "Yeah, I'm poisonous, so what? You wanna have a go with me? I'll take you down."

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