People joke that, in the event you “mix” a hen, a squirrel and a lizard, the outcome shall be this unusual reptile-like hen.
A reptile-like hen named Great Eared Nightjar (tough translation: Crested mosquito owl). With black fur, a head with an odd feather texture, erected like… the ears of a mammal, it’s mentioned that he resembles a miniature model of Toothless, the dragon within the hit cartoon. “How to Train Your Dragon” by DreamWorks Studios.
Where is that this reptile-like hen?
Native to the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia, the Great Eared Nightjar is a nocturnal hen that nests on the bottom. Young birds shall be effectively camouflaged amongst fallen leaves due to their brown feathers.
Although nonetheless unproven, the Great Eared Nightjar’s distinctive look with its feathers on its head and beak additionally “camouflaged” by feathers could also be an evolutionary trait, associated to how this reptilian hen nests.
Because of their floor nesting, the Great Eared Nightjar may have extra publicity to predators than different birds that nest in timber. Thanks to his non-birdlike look, the Great Eared Nightjar’s possibilities of self-defense had been considerably elevated. This reptile-like hen is sort of troublesome to identify due to their look, till they increase their voice.
The precise variety of Great Eared Nightjar world wide is unknown, however specialists say “they tend to have a stable population and are reported to be quite common throughout their range”.
According to Odditycentral