Creepy Animals

…they're really interesting.

Oct 12 2009

Rare: Recurve-billed Bushbird

Smiling bird with upside down bill.

Smile for the camera!

This rare, gorgeous bird hadn’t been seen for 40 years until a conservationist photographed it in the Colombian wild in 2005. The unusual beak looks as if it’s upside down, giving us the illusion of happiness. In truth, the Recurve-billed Bushbird has nothing to be happy about as deforestation for agriculture has reduced its habitat.