For some reason, we have to … sympathize with the birds that lay eggs on this branch.
Except for humans, when we talk about the lazy animal, we often think of the sloth. However, the truth is that there are countless other species that are more lazy than sloths! The bird below is a prime example.
This super lazy bird has a name that you hear is not tiring: Nhan white.
The white tern, whose scientific name is Gygis alba, is a small seabird of the Nhan family, inhabiting mainly tropical seas.
The white back is a small bird, all feathers white with a long black beak, the base of the beak green, the eyes brown and a narrow black ring around the eyes, the legs yellow.
They are widely distributed throughout the Pacific, Indian Ocean and also nest in some islands in the Atlantic. During the breeding season, white dikes congregate on atolls, laying and raising their babies directly on thin branches or rocky edges that are difficult to reach. Their food is mainly small fish caught in the water.
At this point, do you know why this bird is called “hobby” and is still called “the laziest bird in the world”?
White dykes are widely known for their habit of laying eggs in thin, bare branches instead of nesting (only white dogs do, other species of leeches often lay eggs on the ground). After researching, scientists suggested doing this to avoid having to feed parasitic birds (only birds that specialize in laying eggs in the nests of other birds).
This is one of the reasons, but it is very dangerous. It only takes a strong wind for a baby bird or an egg to fall to the ground and die.
For this reason, white chicks also have their own adaptations: newly hatched young birds already have well-developed legs, enough to hang from tree branches. In addition, this bird is also very “diligent” to lay eggs, just detect the egg disappears, the white female is ready to lay more fruit.
White birds are also very long-lived compared to other birds, with the longest lifespan of 17 years.
This bird is also very “diligent” to lay, just detect the egg disappears, the white female is ready to lay more fruit.
A white bird sits and looks at the eggs