December 07, 2018

Desperate lovebird refuses to leave his dead partner behind, and minutes later joins him

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The Facebook page Pancho Reao uploaded a video showing the way a bird reacted when its partner died. It went viral in no time.

In the 30-second clip, two tiny birds were on the ground. However, something seemed to be wrong with one of them as it was not moving at all. When the person recording touched it, it was evident that it was dead.

The passing of its partner clearly touched the second bird as it refused to move away from it. Even when the person recording dragged the dead one, the bird kept chasing it to be as close as possible.

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Later, the clip showed something nobody expected, the bird that was alive a second before was also dead. At the end of the video, the person appeared burying both birds together, which was obviously what they would have wanted.

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While the footage is truly heartbreaking as it proves how intense animals’ emotions could be, it is important to remark that we do not know for sure where or when the video was recorded, nor the veracity of the death of the bird.

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LOVEBIRDS’ BEHAVIOR

As the Smithsonian Magazine reported, that behavior is not that uncommon in the animal kingdom, especially in lovebirds, one of the many bird species there are.

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One of the most interesting aspects of them is that they mate for life. Once they find their soulmate – something that could happen at the age of ten months – they are very likely to be together for their 15-year lifespans. That’s the reason they are called the monogamic birds.

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When one of the members of the couple dies or gets separated from the flock, its companion’s behavior drastically changes. Some people compare it to depression, which was probably what happened to the bird in the video.

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VIRAL PARROTS

It is not the first time that birds take over the internet. Two parrots surprised the audience of Fox 32 News with an amazing rendition of “La Cucaracha.” While the yellow-headed species are known as talented imitators, nobody expected they could sing that way.

After receiving some treats for their excellent job, the interviewer asked them to sing “Old McDonald Had a Farm,” and while they seem hesitant at first, soon they start

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