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Whale head

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The whale-headed pheasant is a kind of ape-like bird. It is tall and tall, with an average height of 1.2 meters, a weight of 4000-7000 grams, and a wingspan of 2.6 meters. It is white in size and has a huge head. It is also the largest bird in existence. There is a very interesting and lovely face. Its huge, mottled crotch makes it look more attractive. The giant cockles look like the head of a whale, with the eyes at the front end of the head and the owl's eyes on the same plane. It is the widest and thickest in the world. It is the widest bird in the world. It is 12 cm wide and has a hook-shaped shape at the end of the mouth. The effect of the bird's beak is not small. It is not only sharp and sharp, but also sharp like a sharp knife. It can penetrate the crocodile thick. Thick skin, and the upper and lower pieces clamp the prey like this, just like a workpiece is clamped on the fitter's vise.

Whale heads usually live alone or in pairs, all night. Hidden in the grass or groves during the day, foraging at dusk, few people find them. However, when people are resting near the floating island, they may see it soaring over the wet land. When flying, the posture of the head and neck like a heron or a donkey bends into a "Z" shape. Without screaming, it can make a sound like a white. In addition, a large noise can be heard during gliding. It mainly feeds on fish such as lungfish and squid. It also catches small crocodiles, turtles, water snakes, snails, frogs and other animals as food. It occasionally preys on lizards, turtles, mice, chickens or young crocodiles. They hide their bodies in the dense, dense waters of the water's edge, waiting to catch their prey. In the dry season, when the swamp is dry, it digs into the lungfish that sneak into the soil. The awkward mouth of the bird is suitable for catching fish and frogs, especially lungfish and squid.

Whale heads usually live alone, with a land area of ​​about 3 square kilometers. They usually start in the dry season during the nesting period. The territory is very aware. The couples join forces to defend and destroy the nests of natural enemies or potential competitors. Breeding in the rainy season, eggs are produced in the late rainy season. The marriage method is monogamous. Two male and female birds are nested in branches and reeds in the reeds of the near wetlands or small islands. The nests are about 1-2 meters in diameter. They can be used for several years. Breeding and breeding. The nesting cycle lasts approximately 6-7 months and the nest is approximately 1 meter in diameter. The eggs are white, and the females lay 1-3 eggs each time, usually two, but often only one chick is bred. The male and female alternately hatch eggs and the incubation period is about 30 days. The parents will feed the chicks for about 3 months. After the hatching, the adult birds will use the wings to shade. The birds will be full of feathers at the end of the dry season, about 60 days, leaving the nest after 95 days, taking off from 105-112 days, completely independent. After a few days, the parents will have to feed them for some time. Sexual maturity is about 3 or 4 years old and has a life span of about 36 years.

The number of whale heads, South Sudan accounted for more than half of the total, more than 5,000; the Democratic Republic of the Congo: less than 1,000; Zambia: less than 500; Tanzania 200-500; Uganda 100-150; Rwanda exceeded 50; 50 in Ethiopia; occasionally in the Central African Republic; the number of Burundi and Malawi is unknown, with an estimated total of between 5,000 and 8,000 as of 2002. The overall number has fallen dramatically. The International Birdlife Conservation Alliance has identified it as a vulnerable species. The main cause of the hazard is habitat destruction, disturbance and hunting caused by agricultural irrigation. Because it is very rare, many countries in Africa have given cetaceans as national treasures to zoos around the world, and issued stamps and currency to highlight their unique animals. Legal protection of the species in Sudan, Central African Republic, Uganda, Rwanda, Zaire and Zambia.

In Uganda, an East African country, the fierce crocodile has a strange natural enemies. This is a kind of bird that is a whale head. The way it captures small crocodiles is also unique. Standing in the water, he leaned against the chest and couldn't move for a long time. Looking at the distance, it was like a monument standing in the water. Inexperienced little crocodile, I didn’t know it, finally got fooled and swam to its feet. In an instant, the whale head flew and dive, then immediately put it out of the water, and the pointed crocod caught the dead crocodile straight up to the sky, then fell on the sky. Enjoy delicious food on a rock. Whale heads are extremely quick when they catch crocodiles, but they take a lot of time to eat. It turned out that the crocodile was entangled with many water plants like noodles and must be removed. The whale head licks the crocodile patiently on the rock until the water falls off, which takes at least 15 minutes. This kind of bird loves to eat turtles, and even its tortoise shell can also be swallowed, and the digestive power is strong and eye-catching.

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