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Smelly Bird

The wood hoopoe is a bird that is native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is medium-sized and has a long bill. Its feathers can be green, blue, or purple but as lovely as it may look this bird sure is smelly. It is known for spraying a fluid that smells worse than rotten eggs. It does this to protect its nest from predators. So you could say it is a lovely but smelly bird. 


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    • Here’s the best answer I could find online

      Hoopoes don’t make a typical nest. … Females stay inside the nest until the eggs hatch, and some birds will try to close up the nest as much as possible, leaving an opening for papa bird to bring food. Females and young also have the ability to secrete a stinky odor to ward off predators

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