• WTF tun fact +10
Fairy-wrens often have other birds laying eggs
in their nests (a brood parasite). They have
di Dani cata bade
Once hatched, those that sing the password get
food while any brood parasite chicks go hungry.
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    • Imagine having your species die off because you were too lazy to actually take care of your own kids. Like a whole ass species doing this
      ItsFuck 30 jun
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    • “sing child” “mom I do not know this tune” “then perish”
      whomm 1 jul
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    • could you imagine if there was a creature that implanted identical children into your house in hopes that you’ll feed them
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    • I too have to give my mom a password so she feeds me
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    • The parasite is brown..
      Jort 1 jul
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    • Well 13 percent...
      royalmix 1 jul
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    • content not available more
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    • Excuse my ignorance but does anyone know what that blue check mark that pops up as you are swiping means?
      _GI_JO_ 1 jul
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    • Welfare birbs.
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    • So... deadbeats aren't an exclusively human phenomenon.
      Crujido 1 jul
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    • Oh boy wonder what the nice people of iFunny have to say to this. Something that isn’t at all political or stereotypical in anyway.
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    • Fuckin European House Sparrows. Fuck those bastards, invasive species piece of shit. I sh00t em on sight to keep my Robins, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Tufted Titmice and Gold Finches safe
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    • This says a lot about brown people
      bill1212 2 jul
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    • Other species of brood parasite will push the actual babies or eggs out of the nest as they grow larger and quicker than the real babies. The parents are retards and think this is their baby.
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    • Blast from the past
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    • Arent brood parasites mostly cuckoo's... so link is almost always being attacked by parasitic birds.
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    • Opposite of a cuckoo(cuck) bird
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    • But what's the benefit of that?
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    • content not available more
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    • So there's still a chance if they sing the default password
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    • So what happens when the parasite birds adapt to parrot the other birds.
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    • See even the birds understand welfare is bad
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    • Imagine if we could just pop a squat in someone else’s house and squeeze out a kid and make them raise it thinking it’s theirs
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    • How many WTFfunfacts do I have to see??? There's been SOOOO many recently
      DefB 1 jul
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    • If they only sing to their eggs, that means they can tell the difference so why not just push off the other eggs, or does it mean "their" eggs as a whole and only the true offspring learn the tune
      CDM10 1 jul
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    • But won't those brood parasite eggs hatch knowing the password too if the bird still kept singing after they were placed in the nest?
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    • If you wanna know how stupid birds are, look up the Cowbird and how its eggs survive
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    • But wouldn’t the parasite eventually learn the password and just repeat it?
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    • How would they know upon hatching into the world??
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    • Imagine your mom not feeding you cuz you're mute/deaf
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    • Do this to real kids when they are born. Have the mom sing and if they don't repeat it the baby won't ever be fed. Those babies that can will be.
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    • Good. Fuck cowbirds.
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    • Yellow warblers have a problem where brown headed cowbirds will lay eggs in their nests but if they know that egg isn’t theirs they’ll just add another layer of nest over the cowbird’s egg so it doesn’t hatch. I believe there been records of nests reaching six layers
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    • We should starve the shit skin mud rats and begin to wipe the monkeys out at the source
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    • If this was with people it would be weird as shit also if it wasn't your baby(girl cheated on you) you could just do this so you could just fukn kiII the kid if it ain't yours
      DrPeePee 1 jul
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    • mela 1 jul
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    • Alaias 1 jul
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    • Survival of the fittest bitch
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    • Fucking cow birds
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    • If it sings to the eggs and that's how the babies learn then how do the broods not know the tune when they also were in eggs listening to the tune?
      LilyMuir 4 jul
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    • How sad
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    • "Hey, other races! Take care of this child I made."
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    • They say brood parisites commit 50% of avian crimes
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    • If they sing the song to all the eggs, wouldn't it make sense that the brood parasites do too?
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    • So cannibalism?
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    • And here...we......go
      egzyle 3 jul
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    • Cuckoo birds literally shove their eggs on others
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    • yall quick to say the brown bird is the leech when the brown bird could just be the female. the Cardinal male is bright red and the female is brown.
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    • Sounds fair to me. Here, raise my kids while I go f*ck around. Ah... no.
      thashiz 3 jul
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    • But do you think that those brood parasites will adapt to know the password?
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    • I feel like this could be totally made up and we’d never know any different. “That chirping? Secret password. You gonna tell me wrong? Do you have a degree in bird?”
      pope00 3 jul
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    • Imagine not being able to tell your own children apart from someone else’s
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    • Play tekashi 69 for them birds
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    • Get fucked, poser
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    • Imagine coming out of the egg and not remember the damn song so you die
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    • Stupid birds, y don’t they just count the eggs. Proper inventory would solve this issue.
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    • Cruel but effective
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    • Fairy? That's so not fairy like
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    • Wouldn’t the other birds pick up the tune after hearing their siblings say it?
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    • Good
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    • Cuckoldry
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    • Bruh whats the Food password?
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    • This makes no sense tho. If you lay the eggs in their nest, they will still hear the tune as eggs.
      tonyyeah 2 jul
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    • iBird
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    • It's megolovania
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    • Just feed them all :(
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    • Cuck bird
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    • One time I watched as a pair of sparrows kicked a pair of doves out of their nest. The doves had already laid an egg. The sparrows also laid an egg. They both hatched and those sparrows raised that dove chick as their own.
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    • Wtf did I just read
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    • One of the children is hers but it’s deaf
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    • Looks like a species is going to die off in 10yrs
      Batpig87 2 jul
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    • My dumbass self would forget the tune and starve to death
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    • The baby bird right before dieing of hunger: did I really just forget that melody?
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    • Noice!
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    • Badass
      AlexG650 1 jul
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    • I’m con
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    • So kinda like most social programs?
      Alikune 1 jul
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    • The parasite chick is also usually massive. Larger than the adult feeding it. And will try to kick the other chicks out of the nest.
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    • i too sing a password song to my mom so she can puke half digested worms into my mouth, yes
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    • Oly Oly Oxen Free
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    • Just like having a red headed stepchild. No food for you you living dementor.
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    • Welp
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    • Cause fuck em that's why
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    • This is how they avoid mocking birds
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    • I forget animals dont have the generoustiy of humans, letting a baby starve like that
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    • I love not being able to read a post because the grammar is autistic
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    • Wouldn’t the other bird (egg) also hear the song and be able to sing it back?
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    • Fucking cowbirds
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    • Rolled
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    • Fuck them fairies
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    • Fuck these bird memes
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    • Birds take a while to learn how to sing, its this whole multi step cognitive phase thing. So year nestlings cant sing
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    • Not true!
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    • Well what does it accomplish? If they don’t eat the other birds it hardly matters if there are other eggs there. Unless the other mother bird helps somehow
      Uttdogg 1 jul
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    • Just as me and my siblings didn't get dinner unless we could sing the entirety of rap god without stuttering.
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    • Racist-ass cr*kka bird
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