16 Birds You Won't Believe Actually Exist

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This bird that wants you to think it's a cartoon character.

This bird that wants you to think it's a cartoon character.

The superb bird-of-paradise has possibly the most surreal mating display you'll ever see. They perform their dance in a small territory that they defend when other males come along.

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This taxidermy project gone wrong.

This taxidermy project gone wrong.

The helmeted hornbill is a large bird with a call that sounds like "maniacal laughter".

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This bird who is definitely not a puppet.

This bird who is definitely not a puppet.

The moustached kingfisher is an elusive forest-dweller – this photo, released last week, is one of the first ever taken of it.

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This bird who doesn't know why you keep laughing at his face.

This bird who doesn't know why you keep laughing at his face.

The Sri Lanka frogmouth is nocturnal and lives in south India and (surprise!) Sri Lanka.

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