Tell me about the Terror Birds

Tell me about the Terror Birds

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do they wear the mask?

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    apparently theres quite a few remains

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They need to get on fricking sequencing the female genome already (because females in birds determine the offspring sex and contain a complete genome, unlike in mammals).

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >silent but deadly warriors
    >starred in 1991 jurassic park
    >still hates humans
    Seriously what the FRICK is their problem?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's not a story the Carnivorans would tell you.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    they ate horses n stuff

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can't ride them like Chocobos because unlike horses, these animals could rotate their heads 180°.
    Can't put a muzzle in them either because those huge beaks were used as pneumatic tools. Getting hit by that would split your head open.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Some shitty documentary tried to gaslight people into thinking that they were hunted into extinction by sabertooth tigers (they weren't)

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      sabertooth cats still contributed to their extinction

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    they have big feet it appears

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine if these things were still alive and roamed around the wilderness like mountain lions or cougars. Imagine going on a hike through a grassy plain in Southeastern America and just seeing one of those bounding at you, closing in incredibly fast.

    Imagine the sex.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      have a nice day

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I think these things could've really countered early hominids and bullied us out of ever evolving intelligence further. They are still egg-laying large predators that breed at alarming rates thus can exploit easily our K selective population structure

    Large mammals are just not capable to compete with large reptiles

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >chucks a spear
      Time for a barbeque boys!

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ez lunchen

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      we won

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nightmares made real as far as potential human predators go. Probably wouldn’t take long until they’d be rendered endangered with how dangerous they’d be

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that this thing lived until XVII century (Aepyornis)

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Clone them

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          cant do much with a gene pool of one

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I can.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're telling me these things were around during the 30 years war? What happened to them?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        africans

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >All the speed of an ostrich
    >The brutal -eat you while alive- predation of a pelican
    >The size of staircase
    >Beak like two sharpened bowling balls
    >The stealth of a bigfoot

    Serious, these things would have been terror of legs, we are perfect prey size for the bigger ones.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Cool story, bro. Pass me the salt, will you?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Humans didn't even encounter them.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          still got mogged by sabertooths

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >still got mogged by sabert-ACK

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >big but has hollow bones and thus would be btfo by a mammal in a fight
              >ground nester and thus probably btfo by having their eggs eaten as well

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >ground nester and thus probably btfo by having their eggs eaten as well
                Actually true. Killing off young is a great way to drive a species to extinction

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >hollow bones
                you say that like it means something

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Hollow bones being fragile is midwit propaganda, they are reinforced with a honey comb structure from the inside and are actually much sturdier than solid ones of the same size

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >sturdier
                Idk if there are actually any studies on this but I imagine they're a lot like concrete. Hard strong but relatively brittle. A broken hollow bone is basically a death sentence.
                >isn't that the same with any other animals broken bone?
                Yes and no. Our bones heal pretty quick considering, and obviously modern medicine helps but even when wild animals bones get the chance to heal, they heal quick. That just isn't the case with any bird. I don't think any wild bird can recover from a broken bone and captive/domestics need a very, very long and intensive recovery period to the point that most vets would suggest euthanasia anyway.
                That honeycomb structure would be hell for a body to heal.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                most wild animals cant recover from a broken bone, thats not really a point, because a fracture is whatever and it heals normally, but a full break needs to be set properly to heal properly, animals dont know what a splint is, so that cripples it for the rest of its life
                and if something is hard enough to break those bone, it would be dead anyway, whatever situation it found itself in that broke those really hard bones was not a survivable one in the first place
                also since this is a TERRESTRIAL birds, like ostriches and emus, and technically penguins, they wouldnt have hollow bones, they dont fly. the bones have to strong enough to withstand running and kicking your skull in

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >The size of staircase
      What did he mean by this

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        He's american

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >no arms to defend themselves with
      >relies entirely on speed
      >no pack hunting

      These things would get utterly brutalized by humans with basic spears

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty much everything was brutalized by humans learning how to throw things.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Rocks>spear

        A good blow from a rock in the head is probably better than a spear stab

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No it's not you moron

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >sling
            >better than most bows and early guns
            > just a rock, string, and piece of leather

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          if rocks are better than spears, why would anyone ever go to the trouble of making a spear when you can just pick up a rock? if rocks were better than spears spears wouldnt exist you nitwit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Misread as 'the stealth of a bigot', wondered what you meant by this, re-read, felt stupid.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    sex

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If they were alive today, bird gen would be insufferable.

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