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04/25/2002 03:53 AM ID: 20708 Permalink   

A Bird that Eats Poo

 

Researchers have found that a rare yellow-faced Egyptian vulture eats sheep, goat and cow dung in order to keep its complexion. Apparently the bird's body does not produce carotenoids.

Carotenoids not only make carrots orange but they also give creatures the pigments they need for skin color. Researchers believe the yellower the face, the more it shows that the bird is immune to diseases cow dung could cause.

Researchers also believe that yellowness makes these vultures more attractive to potential mates and shows which vultures are stronger than others.

 
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  LOL  
 
It eats poo for status. What a funny creature.
 
  by: Odoylerules   04/25/2002 08:42 AM     
  wait a sec  
 
Why does it need to eat more poo to show it is immune to the diseases caused by eating poo? It wouldn't need to worry about diseases cow poo causes if it just didn't eat poo in the first place. And looks aren't everything...
 
  by: Odoylerules   04/25/2002 08:59 AM     
  Wow  
 
Can you believe that shit?
 
  by: weewilliewinkie     04/25/2002 03:30 PM     
  man  
 
with that diet it must take some massive breath mint
 
  by: juanito   04/26/2002 01:28 AM     
  love that title  
 
:D
 
  by: thelebaron   06/16/2002 09:20 PM     
 
 
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