|Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill|
Photo by: Hans Hillewaert
Now, don't get me wrong - I love birds! In fact, I love all animals, but there are some seriously ugly birds and other creatures out in the world.
So I thought I'd share some of the more "beauty challenged" birds with you. The interesting thing though is how many people chose the same bird species as the ugliest.
First in the line-up is the bird on the right that looks like it is sporting two bananas for its beak, the southern yellow-billed hornbill. This guy also looks like a caricature doesn't it? It almost seems like it can't possibly be real.
|Crested or Southern Screamer|
Photo by: Ltshears
Photo from Boing Boing
(Bucorvus leadbeateri - male)
Photo by Magnus Manske
Photo from: http://flickr.com/photo/8749778@N06/2867793585
(Vultur gryphus )
Photo from http://flickr.com/photo/61139301@N00/460226716
|Northern Bald Ibis|
(Waldrapp Geronticus eremita)
Photo by: Richard Bartz
Photo from http://flickr.com/photo/75818760@N00/492441845
(Platalea alba) )
Photo by Jeremy Kemp
But my vote for ugliest bird would have to be the following:
Photo from http://flickr.com/photo/85936780@N00/189816041
What do you think? Do you have another suggestion for the ugliest bird competition?