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Did the doctorate study medicine? Funny bird names


Humor has to be simple - even in the animal kingdom. In the photo gallery we show six interesting bird species, which have also been given a very funny name by us humans. Doktorvogel: You don't know exactly why it's called that. Maybe because of its pipette-like beak - Image: Shutterstock / Jared Shomo

Klunkerkranich: Has rags that look like jewelry on the throat - Image: Shutterstock / Braam Collins Laughing Hans: His screeching sounds like a laugh - Image: Shutterstock / Andrew Chin Roseate Spoonbill: Has a pink plumage and a spoon-beak - Image: Shutterstock / Xavier MARCHANT Doktorvogel: You don't know exactly why it's called that. Maybe because of its pipette-like beak - Image: Shutterstock / Jared Shomo Shoebill: The beak resembles the shape of a shoe - Image: Shutterstock / Sam DCruz Spectacled Penguin: Looks like he's wearing glasses - Image: Shutterstock / niall dunne

At the top of the list of birds with the funniest names is the spectacled penguin. The cute suit wearer is known to be a bird, but can not fly. The glasses penguin owes its witty name to its special eyes and their borders. He looks like he's wearing glasses. The shoe beak is no less funny. This name hides an African bird, which is so-called because of the distinctive shoe shape of its beak.

Doctor bird - a living pipette

Another representative of the birds with funny names is the doctor bird. The bird native to the Caribbean does not have any special medical training. You also don't know exactly why he was actually baptized like this. Rumor has it that the name is based on the bird's beak. With this, the colorful bird drinks the nectar from plant flowers like a pipette.

Comedians and jewelry thieves

With the Roseate Spoonbill, on the other hand, it seems clear why the animal is so named: The plumage has a beautiful pink color. The bird also belongs to the spoonbills, whose beaks are shaped like spoons. Funny animal names are also the laughing Hans and the Klunkerkranich. While the laughing Hans is in a way a comedian and is so called because of his funny sounding lute, the Klunkerkranich is not keen on jewelry, but has two clunky rags on his throat that look like jewelry.