There are many weird and wonderful birds all over the world, most eat berries, seeds, insects and your standard avian delicacies. But there are a few birds who are more blood thirsty in nature, and hence a bit more care is needed when you are in their presence. Here we have listed seven such birds from around the globe.
Vulturine Guinea Fowl
This bird is one of the most aggressive and creepiest birds alive. In fact, you could call them ‘extraordinary’ and not be in the wrong at all. Capturing chickens and small mammals is easy for them due to the their snake like necks. The red eyes of these Vulturines give them a not so welcoming look.
These birds are the members of Thrasher family and are found on Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Lack of fresh drinking water means these birds have evolved over the years into blood thirsty vampire who feast upon the blood of seabirds. They have curved bills to attack their prey and only the largest birds can survive the blood sucking severe attacks.
Great White Pelicans
They roam the coasts of Eurasia, and their bills are mostly filled with the sea creatures and fishes. Sometimes they target pigeons or a larger birds. If you get a chance to see their hunting style you may feel a little wheezy at the sight.
With the help of their sharp bills they capture insects and can grab adult or juvenile birds to feast on their blood. They have some vampire qualities including their name.
African Crowned Eagle
They are regarded as one of the largest birds for prey in the world. If you ever visit the forests of South-Central and East Africa you should know these Crowned Eagles could possibly become a dangerous man-eater and attack you. From the human kids to antelopes, they love to attack anything they think they can get the better of. It has been reported that a small human skull was discovered in a nests of a Crowned Eagle.
Southern Giant Petrel
Would you believe that a bird can weigh up to 8kg and have a wingspan of two meters. An adult penguin or huge Emperor Penguins can easily be caught and killed by these Giant Petrels. These birds should be treated the same as any dangerous bird of prey
The most dangerous living bird is the Marabou Stork. They are the only birds who grows up to five feet tall. Not only will their size scare you but you will also be afraid if you ever hear the croaking and screaming sounds they make while killing their prey. Their heads are often found covered in blood. They attack children too.