Animals·Posted on Jun 25, 202017 Birds That Look Like They Are Completely Made Up But Are Actually 100% RealSuddenly I love birds.by Lauren YapalaterBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink I grew up in New York so basically only know about pigeons and seagulls. The following birds are cooler and weirder!!! 1. Shoebill Philippe Clément / Universal Images Group via Getty Images This is not a muppet or a character from Sesame Street! This is a real bird! 2. Potoo Alan B. Harper / Via Flickr: 34318245@N08, Flickr: 54125007@N08 / Via flic.kr This bird is completely real and has seen some shit!! 3. Inca Tern Kitty Terwolbeck, Picasa / Via flic.kr The Inca tern has a WHITE MUSTACHE. A friggin' mustache!!! And it's not fake. This is real. 4. Sri Lanka Frogmouth Koshy / Via flic.kr, Flickr: gkrishna / Via flic.kr Absolutely LOVE this very real bird, even though it shouldn't be real because look at it. 5. Philippine Eagle Roslan Rahman / Getty Images, Jay Directo / Getty Images YAS, PHILIPPINE EAGLE!!! HUGE FAN!!! VERY REAL!!! 6. Harpy Eagle flickr.com / Via flic.kr, flickr.com / Via flic.kr Not only is the harpy eagle massive (a female can weight around 20–25 pounds), but look at that hair!! We live on a planet with this thing!! It's real!!! 7. Tufted Puffin Eva Hambach / Getty Images, Nathan Hamm / Via flic.kr Slicked-back hair, orange nose, sexy in its own way. It's the very real tufted puffin. 8. Rainbow-Bearded Thornbill thainationalparks.com, Vw Pics / Universal Images Group via Getty Images Literally a gay pride bird. I love to see it!!!! Gay birds are REAL. 9. Frigate Bird Chris Jackson / Getty Images, Gilles Martin / Getty Images The male frigate birds do this thing with their chest come mating season. It's the most. And it's real!! 10. Gang-Gang Cockatoo Paul Balfe / Via flic.kr, David Cook Wildlife Photography / Via flic.kr That hair!!!! It's 1,000% natural because this is an actual, real bird that lives among us. 11. King Vulture Ullstein Bild / Getty Images, Rodrigo Arangua / Getty Images There is a lot happening here, and I don't know where to start. The colors. The peach fuzz on its head. The orange thingy! This bird is doing it all! 12. Kakapo Jake Osborne / Via flic.kr, Kimberley_collins / Via flic.kr Loving the look of this bird, even though I can't make sense of it. But it is indeed a real bird. 13. The Wattled Curassow Laura Wolf / Via flic.kr, Via Tsuji / Via flic.kr THOSE CURLS!!!!!!!!! LOOK AT THIS BABE!!!! The wattled curassow is real and has better hair than you!! 14. Golden Pheasant Ritesh Man Tamrakar / Via flic.kr, Kiyo / Via flic.kr A natural blonde with stripes to match. What a beaut that you can literally see out in the wild because it truly exists!!! 15. Bearded Tit Nick Goodrum / Via flic.kr, Jo Garbutt / Via flic.kr This very round bird has my heart all aflutter. Even though it looks like a cotton ball with paint on it and the name is just as seemingly fake, it is real. 16. Victoria Crowned Pigeon Alberto_VO5 / Via flic.kr, Sandipan Das / Via flic.kr HAVE YOU EVER SEEN SUCH A THING?!?!?!??! I didn't until today. But let me tell you, this is real and magical! 17. Dalmatian Pelican Sue Cro / Via flic.kr, Jouan / Getty Images Hell yes, this bird is a real bird, and it's why I wake up each morning.