Funny Animal Names That Really Exist - Birds
Does the doctor bird ask how other birds are feeling? And how many shoes does a shoebill eat in its lifetime?
They really do eat bees and wasps.
The bee hummingbird is the smallest hummingbird in the world, but is considerably larger than a bee at 2.7 inch (7 cm) long.
There are three theories behind the doctor bird’s name: native to the Caribbean, these birds have a long black tail similar to the long black coats that doctors used to wear there. Or because of their beaks, which make it look like they’re giving flowers their medicine. Another explanation is that it loves drinking nectar from the tobacco plant, which the locals use as a ritual medicinal plant.
The laughing kookaburra gets its name from its loud call that sounds a lot like laughter.
You might call someone a mockingbird if they imitate other people to ridicule them. This is because mockingbirds can mimic the sounds of other birds, insects or even amphibians.
The roseate spoonbill belongs to the stork family and is a large pink bird with a beak that has a peak like a spoon.
The Shoebill has a big, thick beak the size and shape of a shoe.
Whistling ducks “talk” to each other using high whistling sounds.