Strange bird found in Mexico

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posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 02:26 PM
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Unusual bird found in Monterrey,Nuevo León,Mexico.

Any Spanish speaking Ornithologists out there?




posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 02:32 PM
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It does look a bit unusual.

But birds are from the Reptile or Dinosaur family anyhow, they lay eggs think about it.

Could just be a genetic mutation or a throwback as such, look at people born with webbed feet from the frog DNA in us and such like.

But interesting if it is a new type of species indeed.

Kind Regards,

Elf.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 02:36 PM
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mischeviouself is right, evidence suggests that birds evolved from the Theropod family of dinosaurs which included Velociraptors and Tyrannosaurs so it may not be a massive leap to believe that some kind mutation is at play here although I'm not sure how likely that is.

Maybe its a new species (new to us) which never fully evolved into a bird but stayed at a halfway point between Reptiles and Birds.


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posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 02:37 PM
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That is a night hawk, a member of the nightjar family, related to the whooperwil.
They are very soft and look like tree bark at rest. They fly around at night eating insects with that big wide open mouth.
Research: Night Hawks.

E.T.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 02:40 PM
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That is cool, it is alive which makes it all the better.

Usually these kind of things they show something dead and mutilated and try to claim it is something new and exciting.

That it really weird but cool none the less. Maybe an adaptation or something.

Cool none the less.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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Here we are:

www.birds.cornell.edu...

It does state that they have a 'tiny bill' which is what I thought the strangest feature of the bird in video was but I'm not entirely convinced.. going to look at pictures of nighthawks..



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 02:42 PM
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Its too bad that they are keeping the bird instead of letting it go, and seeing if more birds like that show up.

More than likely that bird will die alone in a cage because some scientists will want to examin it, and they won't be able to examin it internally until it is dead. So, more than likely they will keep it as a feak show to make some money and the bird will die without propagating more of its kind.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 02:45 PM
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I was just looking at some night hawks online...are you sure?
I mean this thing has similar markings, but that mouth is a little weird...it's like it doesn't even have a beak.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 02:58 PM
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It is weird bird that's for sure. The wing shape is that of a bird of prey.

Could simply be a rare kind of hawk.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 03:02 PM
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100% positive
They had one exactly like it at a wildlife rehab facility in south Texas.
Coolest little guy, they fed it meatballs made from crickets and meal worms. They would bump the meatball on it's tiny beak and then it would open this big mouth. It was like it was almost hinged at the back of the neck. Tiny beak, big wide mouth.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 03:27 PM
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Yep, they always do that with well known animals. Even with unknown animals.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 03:55 PM
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the video is horrible but it looks to be reptilian. My guess is that it's just a reptile and not a bird.

The video at points discusses a large black bird and what they put in the cage was neither large nor black.

My first thought is possible hoax.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 04:08 PM
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you really have to shake your head at some of the comments.


Someone tells you what it is and people still want to claim its a reptile


In my opinion it does look like this, a nighthawk



and another with mouth partly open


[edit on 21-2-2009 by munkey66]



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 04:10 PM
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Yup, nothing to see here folks.
Just another Nighthawk:





posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 04:12 PM
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Originally posted by munkey66
you really have to shake your head at some of the comments.


Someone tells you what it is and people still want to claim its a reptile


In my opinion it does look like this, a nighthawk



and another with mouth partly open


[edit on 21-2-2009 by munkey66]


It looks similar but the mouth seems way too wide.

Could the be an owl?



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 04:15 PM
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Heres some nighthawk video from youtube I found with 1 minute of looking. It is highly likely bird in the video before is an adult nighthawk. Also reading the link earlier states they live south of the usa border during the winter so... Just look at the baby feed and the similarities with the mouth and the way it open its mouth.


www.youtube.com...

Interesting looking bird but hardly a new species...



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 04:26 PM
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My feeling is that part of this is hoaxed. The mouth is white as if it's dead, compared to the other hawks. I think we need more examples. The mouth seems way too big to be the same bird. edit back...it still reminds me of a snakes mouth. Too bad the video isn't clearer. (typical)

It does for some reason remind me of a dragon. To say the bird in the cage is the same bird with it's mouth open seems unlikely. As I said: the mouth seems too pale. Where's animal planet on this one?


Edit: Some later posts do show a really strange bird with a head out of proportion to the wings and body. I'm also wondering if this bird was brought to this country from someplace else and let go.


[edit on 21-2-2009 by aleon1018]



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 04:28 PM
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Turtle birds for sure MAybe even >>> .



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 04:44 PM
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although the body shape and color look similar to a nighthawk, the beak shape looks to be completely different.





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