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    It's a Toucan (pronounced "too can")

    "A toucan's tongue is long (up to 14.5 cm, or 6 inches)"

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    I guess they don't have Fruit Loops in Sweden, eh?

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    Thanks, karma militia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by karma militia View Post
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    A-a-and, if you want to be more specific, it looks like it's a Keel-billed Toucan, Ramphastos sulfuratus, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramphastos_sulfuratus.
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    Anyone know the name of that other, possibly similar, bird that has like another beak upside-down on top of its beak?

    (Couldn't find it with google, so I'm not sure I didn't just halucinate it but I do remember always getting some bird like that mixed up with the Toucan.)

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    Does it look something like this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:An...-Palawan-8.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouMeng View Post
    Anyone know the name of that other, possibly similar, bird that has like another beak upside-down on top of its beak?

    (Couldn't find it with google, so I'm not sure I didn't just halucinate it but I do remember always getting some bird like that mixed up with the Toucan.)
    Hornbill. There are many species, but this is probably the one you're thinking of.
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    Now that OP's question was answered and now it's just pictures of birds, I'd like to contribute a chicken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asatira View Post
    A-a-and, if you want to be more specific, it looks like it's a Keel-billed Toucan, Ramphastos sulfuratus, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramphastos_sulfuratus.
    I know this is stupid but:

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    Yes, Asatira, Elwell, those are the ones, thank you!

    I had read about them and Toucans in some picture book when I was younger. The other, perhaps exclusively French, name I'm familiar with is Calaos. Hence why googling Cacatoes again and again didn't help!

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    I would also like to contribute pictures of chickens.

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    Bird reference thread!

    Have a tufted titmouse:

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    I LOVE CHICKENS! ;A;

    My gran has a small poultry farm and my favourate ones she had used to be a polish rooster which looked like this (but more red)
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    and a couple of white silkies
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    Chickens used to be my favourate animal. xD



    Oh oh oh, and on the subject of birds, here are some old photos I've taken in Ireland:
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    Those are some funky chickens! Here's a reconstruction of a Moa, a bird that sadly died out but reports of the bird have existed as late as the 19th Century. I bet they tasted really good, too.

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    Slothboy3000: As cool as moas are, Haast's Eagle is infinitely cooler. It ate moas, and despite it's small wingspan (about 10 feet) compared to it body, had a "striking force equivalent to a cinder block falling from the top of an eight-storey building" I kid you not.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ealand_moa.jpg

    And while we are on the subject of giant flightless birds, the terror bird also trumps moas in that it is both larger and carnivorous:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Sonea View Post
    Slothboy3000: As cool as moas are, Haast's Eagle is infinitely cooler. It ate moas, and despite it's small wingspan (about 10 feet) compared to it body, had a "striking force equivalent to a cinder block falling from the top of an eight-storey building" I kid you not.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ealand_moa.jpg

    And while we are on the subject of giant flightless birds, the terror bird also trumps moas in that it is both larger and carnivorous:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_bird
    You're right that they're cool birds (I've always liked the terror birds) but I'm fascinated with the Moa because it died out far more recently than them, yet is relatively unknown compared to the likes of the Dodo and yet larger than an Ostrich!
    Cheers for the info on Haast's eagle - never knew about them!

    Oh! Argentavis magnificens also known as the Giant Teratorn was the largest flying bird ever. Wingspan was up to 7 meters!
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    This was a favorite of mine when I lived in New York:

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    Although, I've seen more of these in North Carolina:

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    Okay, I felt bad for not posting actual pictures in here. So off the top of my head here are some weird looking/beautiful birds.

    Oh and take a look at http://www.birdbook.org/ I would post pictures from there, but they seem serious about copyright so just take a look then.
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    ...A bit off topic. How can you save the image files if they are attached on the forums? It keeps saving them as "attachment.php" Some of those bird references are really sweet. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigeonkill View Post
    ...A bit off topic. How can you save the image files if they are attached on the forums? It keeps saving them as "attachment.php" Some of those bird references are really sweet. Thanks
    I just change the filename and make the extension jpg. A little clunky, so I hope there's a better way!

    I just love ocellated turkeys. Their coloration is really beautiful, even if their faces are not!

    Also, cassowaries are goofy.

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    Haha, I was about to post that same picture of the ocellated turkey (the last picture in this post is of one too)! Here are more things...trying to choose some of the more impressive or memorable ones.
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    I have changed the name of the thread. Pleasemove this to the appropiate forum. This is now a thread for posting pictures of birds.

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    Smile Nicobar Pigeons

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