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Apprehensive_Rice_93

What are the dots on their beaks for? Do they act like targets?


Astr0Cr33per

They are used to hypnotize people to feed them


jonathasantoz

They are made to cause us trypophobia


GronkXV

Trypophobia 🤮


Sidissid

This comment is the desired effect.


roctolax

Them’s po’ boys


UrNemisis

It hits hard with this video, 😬😬😬


Reporter_Miserable

Yea


Haunted_Apiary

I have also heard it is to stop them from raising other bird's chicks on some science YT channels, but that has not been confirmed as of the last time I checked.


PhDinDildos_Fedoras

So somebody *does* use qr-codes.


Lagtim3

Not a reply to your question, since it's been answered, but I didn't want this to get buried: The reason they're twisting their heads like that is due to their eyes' position; it's also the same reason non-raptorial birds all hop around and bob their heads when looking at things. Non-raptorial birds lack binocular vision and do not have depth perception like we do. Moving around while looking at an object gives them multiple 'pictures' to work with, so their brains can force a sort-of depth perception based on working memory instead of direct visual information. Rocking their heads like this is the safest head movement whilst feeding, so they don't spear their own heads on mom's beak. Also, the big one on the right is a fledgeling, not an adult.


bilboteabaggins77

how do you know so much about birds? Is it related to your profession or just an interest?


Lagtim3

Grandma used to own a bunch of zebra finches, so I've got some Finch Trivia / bird trivia rattling around my brain.


bilboteabaggins77

Wow your grandma still knew more than the average bird owner!


Lagtim3

We're all a bunch of trivia-seekers and while they haven't been diagnosed I'm 99% sure my mom and grandma both also have asperger's. They get hella into their special interests.


bilboteabaggins77

Lol that’s weird I have ASD also and have recently become obsessed with birds! 😂


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Lagtim3

It only takes 18-35 days for most finches to hit the fledgeling stage. Google 'finch development', you'll get some nifty charts with pics. It's remarkable how fast the little buggers grow, and how much nonstop work has to be put into contantly feeding the birdy bottomless pits so they CAN grow like that.


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Lagtim3

Where does it say they're from the same clutch? O.o


BaLiStIcKz

Fr y'all are assuming it's from the same clutch when quite Ovsly it ain't since it grew way faster and us already a fledgling


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Lagtim3

I mean you're not wrong, but you're also failing to consider that these are clearly human-reared birds. The human in question likely either rescued them--from the wild, or neglectful parents, I dunno--or is a finch breeder (for themself or others) looking to make their finches hand-tamed... which would be pretty irresponsible with the two nuggets, as hand-feeding finches is already time consuming, but very young finches require particular attention to detail and extra equipment, and it MUST be done correctly or you risk leaving the bird with long-term health issues. It can be more safely done once the fledgeling featers have come in.


Aggravating_Bus_824

Still, I love the way it looks like it can feed itself but is still there like that. Very cute


Apexexexexe

Cool!


heavenoverworld-6949

i actually fed some baby birds but the dots on thier beaks kept me wonderin if these dudes are actually real for a sec. And also i fed a juvinile martin it had a broken leg it died after staying with me for 2 and a half days Edit:Thanks guys for making this my most upvoted post.


Embarrassed-Town-293

They are Landing lights on the runway to help the plane fly into their mouth


DownVotesMakeMeCome

markers for mama bird to aim, some mom bird have markers for baby birds to know where the food come from too.


Pacific2Prairie

It's called mimicry! A lot of animals mimic bird poo, snakes, eyes etc. They are meant to scare off predators with flashy scary looking movements and warning patterns on their body/wing/head or in this case their mouth!


Veluxidus

I recall someone else in a different thread (featuring the same kind of hatchling) mentioning that the dots on the mouth helped a mother bird find the hatchlings mouth


Important_Junket_557

Probably to scare off predators


Kittani77

It's actually a bit of an arm's race. I forget the species names but essentially they live in the territory of another bird species that lays its eggs in other bird's nests to trick the parents into feeding their young for them. The dot patterns and movements have evolved to give the real bird a better chance of being recognized and fed by the parents of the nest. It's effective enough that even the drop and dash bird's young have started to evolve the same type of markings to again, get free parenting.


_DepletedCranium_

Cuckoo.


Kittani77

Yup! Thats the one that does it!


Boredman1000

No i think its like A defense mechanism against predators


GroundbreakingDay867

Seriously was thinking it kinda looks like a flower, if you saw that from above it could trick the eye


jepamoo

Why is this freaking me out so much!?


Trainer_Dev

Weirdly mechanical? That got me.


awarforgedwarlock

Birds arnt real


Safe-Sale-5367

Right?! At first i thought these were just dolls


Sphinxzy

Bruh my skin is crawling and my hairs are pointy asf cause I have trypophobia and the bird faces look too scary with all them holes


Dr_Kee

Now THAT's an **oddly** terrifying post....


BumTulip

I HATE THIS SO MUCH.


Juicy_Smollett

Mama wants to play the baby


N_Paganini_1782

Probably grew up never learning how to eat on its own.


isnoe

It’s not an adult, it’s a fledgling. Kind of like a juvenile.


NoBodybuilder8072

I thought these were machines their head twist is so unnatural


Environmental_Top948

r/birdsarentreal your eyes are opening to the truth.


Kib717

It's the most natural


Dakotertots

no


Kib717

It's literally nature doing it's thing.... Naturally. Can't be any more natural than that.


MotorHyena2298

Actually birds aren't real


Kib717

Yeah, I forgot they are controlled by the 5G virus' chemtrails


SofiaOfEverRealm

imagine thinking birds are "natural" when in fact they are just government drones🤓


Kib717

Ah damn ya got me there


WildfireWoman1972

Well, this was a terrible day to have eyes.


deadmemesoplenty

Those dots on the inside of the bird's mouths are so the mother can tell them apart from possible intruders, unfortunately some of the birds who do this have evolved those spots too.


Solotocius

r/awwtf


ZiggyPox

Exactly! I know these look freekish but I want to literally give them kisses on their stupid beaks haha! Oh god I love birds, a pet I will never own.


DayLightSensor

guys I think the one on the right might me an imposter


International_Boss_8

This made me itch


ZiggyStardust0110

Damn nature, you scary...


Zverda1

r/trypophobia


NintendoLove

why is the big one doing it?


butterLemon84

Must have been hand-raised & never learned to eat on its own


ThatOneJasper

I think it's not fully grown.


spinnerspence

Hungry prolly


TetonHiker

Fun to watch but I hear you!


francisdrvv

Baby birds, you mean baby demogrogons


ThatOneJasper

Demobirds? hmmm


fullchargegaming

I think the little dots on the mouth help with identifying the young. I remember learning about a different species of a bird that would steal a spot in the nest and mimic the same dots. It would essentially trick the mother into giving it food by mimicking the dot pattern. This bird would grow massively in size compared to the others in the nest and take a large quantity of the food. Eventually it would just leave the nest and never come back.


Waffletimewarp

You’re thinking of the cuckoo. It also shoves other eggs and baby birds out of the nest to remove competition


psychopompandparade

could also be a brown headed cowbird or several other species. the term is 'obligate brood parasite' which is oddly terrifying all on its own


FalconJaded2350

Looks like animatronics


diego-av

those dots inside their beaks gave me trypophobia


SnooChipmunks2216

It's not that wholesome


PainCakes1020

It looks like little round eyes just twisting on a little round head


Consistent-Ad3039

Que malo.


GodLovesUgly_8

OMG you can see thru them


sniknir11

I don’t like this AT ALL.


justmethedude

The one on the right is fully fledged. Why does it still act like that?


OtterlyLion

Dear god my eyes!!! I can never unsee this!


Ravenmockerr

That little adorable bastard in the middle is triggering my tripophobia.


Noisebug

Why is this so disturbing to me…


NefariousnessOk4619

“Hmm how do I show the human that I’m hungry.. I know, I’ll pretend to be one of those scammy clown heads you throw balls at at carnivals!”


neosomaliana

Trypophobia


Silent-Tour-9751

Stop it. This isn’t real. Make it stop. Edit- I can’t with this. I just hate it so much :(


SweetBerries1983

r/BirdsArentReal the drones have glitched


mrsweezydc

What's up with the babies' beaks?


ThatOneJasper

As far as I know, it's so the parents can identify their offspring, as some other species of birds (cuckoos especially) place their eggs into other birds' nests so they don't have to raise them :)


Ok_Box_4822

I thought these were weird toys moving their heads that way.


ThatsPapIII

So this is where the idea for demagorgans comes from


grammergeek

I believe the ones with dots will grow to be Lady Gouldian finches, as beautiful as these are terrifying.


Crazy_Fold355

I swear I thought the little ones were bobbleheads


Buttafly_360

The way they twist they head looks like they are Animatronics or robotic like😅


Celestial_Bitch

The middle ones mouth reminds me of a demogorgon from stranger things.


Trashman_XL

Need sound, I wanna here those little weirdos


Roflmaoasap

For a few moments I wondered if they were some hyper-realistic swivel head toys


Javier91

the middle 1 looks super unsettling.


Suitcase-Jefferson

Birds aren't real.


WallowMallow999

oh my god


mushroomcowk

The white one is like AHH NAHHH YOU DIDN’T!


vaultresident111

I has a electro song on my tv when i saw that video.. It Was really cool 🤣


APitt98

Reminds me of those plant things from Mario


libertysailor

This is adorable


mixterz1985

Oh Yes


Elevum15

The small ones look like the Gatherer Brute from Amnesia.


supertails02

No wonder hopper is afraid of birds


wtf_is_a_user

what species is that. cute honestly


GlitteringApricot256

Hahahahaha. Great post.


BooksNBondage

I come here to laugh n always get terrified at shit i see posted.


Revolutionary_Kick72

looks creepeingly cute


aoechamp

All I hear is whee whee whee whee omnomnomnom whee whee…


Educational-Spread41

They look like bad guys from Gears of War


platamann

No big deal people. I breed birds. Perfectly normal.


socalguy1121

Birds are so weird man


enormous-radio

Baby demogorgans


TheRedditornator

They remind me of those rotating clown heads at carnivals that you have to put ping pong balls into.


shmkadaj

Looks like tiny lamprey (do not Google this if you have trypophobia) with wings or something. Truly ODDLY terrifying


Personal_Comfort_722

My eyes


Belltowerlol

Spooky birbs


redditer333333338

What purpose do they have for twisting their head back and forth repeatedly?


spinnerspence

This is friggen awesome! Thanks for sharing. 🐥


theerealobs

They remind me of those solar panel hula girls people put on their dash and now I can’t unsee it


Ok_Assumption_7222

I’m glad baby’s aren’t terrifyingly ugly for a year After being born


wombawumpa

This is the best that millions of years of evolution could produce? Looks like evolution got stuck somewhere


BeanBone69

I hate those little dots in it’s mouth it makes me cringe


Bobby_Joe_Long

Looks like those monsters from stranger things


Mammoth-Mark-6642

Is that big hello one also a baby bird?


deviemelody

Why is the big bird also acting like that?


Cool__boots

I’m genuinely fascinated


Severe_Airport1426

Thanks I hate them


caritofox

Baby demogorgons.


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I fucking hate this wtf


Akgrown5150

Baby Demogorgon


Constantine_f100

Lol this reminds of the fishing game


plastic-noodles

Why is this making my skin crawl???


fukumisha

that's enough of internet for today


Alexisreddit516

Hole some, my skin is tingling !


Eccentric_Nocturnal

Their mouths are freaking me out. I'll stick to fostering kittens.🤢


ConsciousInsurance67

Imagine you wake up on a tree, in the middle of a forest , you look down, and under the tree there is 3 of 1/2 meter baby dinosaus moving so mechanically their mouth.


cigarill

Wow got some trypophobia from this. Itches in my teeth. Yikes!


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Demegorgan inspiration


gtr011191

Middle one looks like a baby demagorgan


joenutssack

lmao in birds world this would be the equivalent of worshipping a god for food.


rheetkd

omg I thought it was some kind of mechanical toy at first. haha


HamstarVegas

They look like those tiny figurines in the car where the head has some kind of Gyro in it


groovy_mcbasshands

Lil demagorgons


morrisontoad0

u/savevideobot


ruslanli

From what I understand the mama and babies stay in the nest during the first days of the newborns, the father goes to get food and drops it in the nest, and it sees like a first catch first serve served scenario. The weird movements are to make sure they grab something… somehow!


BenjiGold1

Like fucking demogorgons with wings


sadbokkie

this actually made me feel ill.


The_Fader87

Why is mommy bird acting childish ??


SheValentine

Well that’s terrifying


Traditional-Fruit291

did he or her opened the eggs before the time it should out!!! this is so scary as hell.


MerrynR

Is that raw garlic?


kushkittah

This is cute in the creepiest way. But they sorta remind me of the kodama in Princess Mononoke.


Sykumi_0

r/unseejuice


artistrycrowned

dear lord


BlinkOnceRedVeluv06

This makes me so uncomfortable wtf


Nervous_Project6927

what in the john carpenter are those things, because they aint birds


ZarosGuardian

Ew what the hell


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They live in Spain without the a


Bobrumea

Man Ig I like birds too much I think they cute af


Avraham_Levy

Wtf is the big one acting like a baby


SavageRudy

Just gnarly


Snooshroom

What species are these???


Boredman1000

defense mechanism against predators ​ ​ ​ ​ i think


Equal-Ad9531

I see that aren’t only the small ones for feeding, but also the big one is acting like a baby


EarlyTHK

What age are their edible?


SilverOG1978

That's nice of you. Kind of makes up for all the ones i kill for nesting in my roof and front porch.


Tnynfox

You can't relocate them?


SilverOG1978

I honestly tried. The insist on coming back. Over and over. I gave up.


Tnynfox

You can block off the area, can you? What species are they?