The Dodo: The Dumbest Bird Ever?
The Dodo bird, although extinct, lives on as a symbol of extinction and was unfairly deemed unintelligent due to human invasion of its isolated habitat.
The Secretary bird may look silly with its stork-like legs and eagle head, but it can kill a predator in a flash with its powerful legs and sharp, clawed toes.
Northern fulmar chicks have a unique defense mechanism where they vomit rancid oil on predators, affecting their ability to hunt in the future.
The idea that ostriches stick their heads in the sand due to fear is a myth; they actually have oversized eyes and undersized brains, which is why they are considered one of the least intelligent birds.
Turkeys' behavior in the rain is due to a genetic neurological condition called Tetanic Torticollar Spasms, causing them to stand open-mouthed and attempt to drink falling rainwater, which can result in their death.
Emus are considered one of the least intelligent birds by some experts, but their flightless wings serve other purposes, such as cooling off and aiding in running.
Cardinals are considered one of the dumbest birds because they repeatedly fly into glass windows and doors despite having learned from previous attempts.
Killdeers have a unique defensive tactic of pretending to have a broken wing to lure predators away from their nest.
The Lilac-breasted roller's beautiful appearance belies its lack of intelligence, as it builds its nest in high, precarious locations and is an easy target for hunters due to its tendency to stay in one place.
The red-necked phalarope has the second-largest migratory route in the world, traveling from Britain to the Atlantic Ocean, Canada, the Caribbean, and Ecuador/Peru.
The Kakapo, a flightless parrot owl from New Zealand, has a high mortality rate due to freezing in the presence of predators and confusing the females with its loud mating call, resulting in fewer than 200 left in the world.