Birds are beautiful and especially if they are singing birds. It is always a great and beautiful sight to watch birds fly around in the sky singing melodies that soothe you. However, it is frightening to know that there are birds that can be singing one minute and attacking people the next.
There are birds that no one should ever think about messing with them because they can kill one with their sharp bills or beaks, their kicks, or their claws and hooves. These birds are never aggressive when left in peace. However, when threatened, they can be your worst dream. These birds are:
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This bird has a very serious look like it is always ready to attack when threatened. A fun fact about it is that it has ‘beard.’ It looks hilarious. The Lammergeier is a German word that means ‘Lamb vulture.’ Yes, it belongs to the family of vultures. This bird, unlike the other vultures, has a soft spot for the bone marrow. When other vultures have devoured everything on a carcass, this bird will target the bones let behind. What makes them very dangerous to around human beings is the fact that they have to carry the bones to great heights and drop them. This way, the bone will break because of the impact exposing the marrow. Now, imagine a bone dripping on your head from far above. Do you thing you can easily survive that? Head injuries can be extremely severe and may lead to worse cases.
Falcons are very territorial birds. Any threat posed to them or any intrusion into their habitat will result in very serious attacks. The Falcon has talons that are very sharp as well as beaks that can tear through the flesh without struggles. They are always quick to attack, and it is important to know that they can get to your spinal cord. We all know how an injury to the spine is dangerous, don’t we? It will best if you avoided any place that these birds have infested because that is their territory.
7. Great Northern Loon
This bird is a very primitive bird, the most primitive of all the birds. They are mainly found in Northern Eurasia and North America. They can weigh up to 12 pounds. These birds possess extremely sharp and pointed bills that act as their weapon for defense. They will spear anyone that threatens them without any mercy. If they dagger you, their bills penetrate the deepest parts and can even lead to death. A Loon has ever killed an ornithologist by daggering him with its bill through to the heart killing him on the spot. That is how dangerous they are.
6. Australian Magpie
This bird is related to the ravens and crows, and it is also linked to a family of the butcherbird. We all know the work of a butcher right. Well, these birds can butcher you to death with their bills and razor-sharp talons. They always go for the face, the head, and the eyes. They are not violent when not threatened, and their habits of feeding are not so bad. However, when it is their nesting time and a human being happens to be within the vicinity of their nests, then trouble will be land on that person. Their attacks can be fatal.
5. European Herring Gull
When these birds feel threatened by the intrusion of a person, they turn out to be extremely aggressive and defensive. These birds reside mainly in the urban areas because of the availability of food enhanced by the poor garbage disposal. These birds have a weight of about 3 pounds, and their wingspan is around 6 feet. When they attack humans to steal food from them, they will usually use their bills that are extremely sharp. A cut from their bills is extremely painful, and they usually target the face. This is dangerous and especially because the urban areas are the places with high population. These birds pose a great risk for the people.
4. Mute Swan
The mute swan is a very pretty bird to look at. They are almost angelic. When they are peaceful and minding their own business, they are very adorable. However, when they attack, their beauty ceases. The Mute Swan is a waterfowl and the largest one. They have a Eurasian descent but have spread to other parts of the world. These birds can weigh approximately 26 pounds, and its wingspan is about 7 feet. Their wings are very powerful and muscular. When they are under attack or feel threatened, they produce a hissing sound and approach the threat when charged up. Usually, they will pick the intruder with their bills and shove them with their wings resulting in severe injuries like broken bones.
The emu is closely related to the Cassowary, and they have a massive stout body with very long legs. The Emu will usually defend itself against intruders or anyone that threatens their young ones or their peace. With their long legs, they can kick at an intruder and severely injure them. They also have three toes that are huge and with claws that can slash through your skin in seconds causing you to bleed. When under attack, the emu can run at a speed of 30 miles per hour. If you corner it, that is when you will see their other brave and violent side. I must say, they are not beautiful birds.
2. Southern Cassowary
The Southern Cassowary belongs to the ratite family and is found in the rainforest. Their descent is Northwestern Australia and New Guinea. If you ask me, this bird has a very funny look because of that head plate made of bone. This bird has a weight that is approximately 130 pounds with a height of about 6 feet. Because of their massive legs, the Southern Cassowary can give you kicks that can land you in the hospital. Using its spurs that are as sharp as a razor, they can tear through your flesh deeply and cause you to bleed profusely. The black plumage pairs beautifully with the blue patches around its neck. Avoid intruding the territory of this bird because it does not know what mercy is.
1. African ostrich
A fun factor to note about this ostrich is that it is the only remaining species of ostriches. Therefore, something was to happen to them; the world will not have any ostriches. The average weight of this ostrich is 240 pounds and can be of a height of approximately 7 feet. The African ostrich has beautifully long eyelashes with bills that are broad. Their running speed, when threatened, is approximately 43 miles per hour. This shows you that you cannot be thinking that you can threaten it and just run away. Unless you are can run in the marathons, kindly avoid this. When danger strikes the ostrich will lay flat to the ground, and when their territory is threatened, they will attack. What makes this bird a danger is the fact that they have humongous legs with several inches of nails that look like hoofs that can cut through the skin. If this bird kicks you and tears at your flesh, you may end up at the hospital.
The birds as mentioned above are a blessing to the environment. Even so, we should all make a point to never intrude their habitats, make them feel threatened or attack them. You will be shocked with the kind of response you will get from them. Do not look at them and think that you can easily have your way with them. The hunter will become the hunted.