Bergstrom column: Sweet feathered friends can be gross
Perhaps the most well-known not-stereotypically-wonderful bird is the turkey vulture ... in nests excrete their waste in fecal sacs. Their parents will then carry these sacs in their bills and dump them far away to assure that predators do not smell ...
Igbo Proverbs and Meanings (Group 2)
(For a person to take on something stronger than he is a waste ... sky excretes 30 pieces of dung; if it then perches, will there be any space remaining on the ground? [If he excretes that much while flying, how much more while perched?] (A person does ...
Daily Bucket: Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?
The primary purpose of venom is to kill and pre-digest prey, so snakes don't like to waste it on a defensive bite unless ... empty out into a common chamber called the "cloaca". Snakes do not excrete liquid urine, but produce a white semi-solid glop ...
Nothing Tastes Like Roadkill
Let others feed robins, cardinals or purple martins; the birds for me are turkey vultures. My vulture feeder is in a brushy field ... One behavioral trait that vultures and storks share is that they excrete waste on their legs to cool themselves.
Dead birds used to disperse large flock of vultures
The arrival of the small flock was a tradition and something of a novelty for visitors or patients of the home. But this year, the vulture venue (the word given to a large group of vultures ... they to tend to excrete large amounts of waste,” he said.