1. Fulmars can vomit over a metre
Each Fulmar pair rears a single chick which they feed by regurgitating a greasy oil of fish offal and plankton. Any bird-ringer foolish enough to approach a young fulmar chick risks a face full of stinking oil which the bird can vomit over a metre.
7. Great Spotted Woodpecker – headache-free headbangers
Why don’t Great Spotted Woodpeckers get a headache? The have a spongy mass of tissue between their bill and skull which absorbs the impact of the strikes and prevents that “morning-after-the-night-before” feeling.
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