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Drunk Birb is New Zealands Birb of the Year!

New Zealand has a lovely colorful pigeon called a Kereru that enjoys eating fruit that has spoiled and turned to alcohol causing the strange birb to be a drunk spectacle. It's often seen falling or toppling out of trees, it probably curses and looks for a fight with other birbs and yells, "Where the heck did it leave my smokes?" God damn it!"


Why choose a 'bird of the year'?

The whole campaign to elect a bird of the year is run by Forest & Bird to draw attention to New Zealand's birds and the threats they face. This time round, the vote received quite a bit of attention from around the globe.
Celebrity endorsements saw Stephen Fry for instance back the kakapo - of which there are only 150 animals left - while Bill Bailey supported the takahe.

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New Zealand has a lovely colorful pigeon called a Kereru that enjoys eating fruit that has spoiled and turned to alcohol causing the strange birb to be a drunk spectacle. It's often seen falling or toppling out of trees, it probably curses and looks for a fight with other birbs and yells, "Where the heck did it leave my smokes?" God damn it!"


Why choose a 'bird of the year'?

The whole campaign to elect a bird of the year is run by Forest & Bird to draw attention to New Zealand's birds and the threats they face. This time round, the vote received quite a bit of attention from around the globe.
Celebrity endorsements saw Stephen Fry for instance back the kakapo - of which there are only 150 animals left - while Bill Bailey supported the takahe.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world...ofD?li=AAggFp4









I currently have on my laptop, wallpaper of Ontario's Waxwing -- a Cedar Waxwing which commonly stays year-round in Canada, instead of wintering in the southern half of the United States, Central America, and the far northwest of South America. Wikipedia tells us, that sometimes, cedar waxwings will eat fruit that is overripe and has begun to ferment, intoxicating the bird, as well. "Now, those were -- *burp!* -- tasty cherries!"
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I currently have on my laptop, wallpaper of Ontario's Waxwing -- a Cedar Waxwing which commonly stays year-round in Canada, instead of wintering in the southern half of the United States, Central America, and the far northwest of South America. Wikipedia tells us, that sometimes, cedar waxwings will eat fruit that is overripe and has begun to ferment, intoxicating the bird, as well. "Now, those were -- *burp!* -- tasty cherries!"



LOL ... silly drunk cedar waxwings.

I never saw this bird until I lived in Nova Scotia for a short while, when you live in a big city you tend to miss the local wild life as they will move where there is better food and so I never saw them in the city of Toronto. I think they are amazing birds!
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I agree! I was able to witness a lovely flock of cedar waxwings in my locale one spring as they were migrating from the southern climes --- they discovered the mature crab apple tree in the playground of the nursery school where I worked. 'Twas amazing!
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