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This Adorable Little Bird Is a Real-Life Vampire

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Original article on OddityCentral.com – a blog on oddities and wacky news http://www.odditycentral.com/

Geospiza difficilis septentrionalis, aka the Vampire Finch, is a small bird with a very unusual diet – other bird’s blood.

Found on only two small islands in the Galapagos Archipelago – Darwin and Wolf – the vampire finch is a subspecies of the sharp-beaked ground finch, a relatively small and harmless-looking bird. However, as the specie’s name suggests, it has a very sharp beak, which it sometimes uses to break through more than just fruits and nuts. The vampire finch got its name from its bizarre habit of pecking at larger birds’ skin and feeding on their blood whenever other food sources are scarce.



Source: https://www.odditycentral.com/animals/this-adorable-little-bird-is-a-real-life-vampire.html


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