Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Bird with its own Shawl

I wonder how many people know that the practice of wearing a shawl around the neck to keep warm was done thousands of years old. The bird that started using it is the Straw-necked Ibis.

Young Straw-necked Ibis have no feathers around their neck. Instead they have a black leathery skin. As they mature they get cold around this bare neck so they have developed the practice of growing their own Shawl. Don’t believe me well look at the photos below.

The Straw-necked Ibis with its shawl or is it a necktie.Notice how the shawl hangs from the back of the neck.

How many times have you seen a Straw-necked Ibis and never knew that it wore a shawl.

1 comment:

  1. Honesty IS the best policy Coba....you stay on his case. Great stuff as always.