This Falcon’s Strange ‘Belly Dance’ Is Totally Mesmerizing

Falcons are probably second only to eagles when it comes to birds associated with freedom and power. They’re incredibly fast, possess fantastic eyesight—and are an absolute nightmare to predators.

Yet that’s just the beginning. As it turns out, they’re also fabulous dancers, with the kind of skills that would put most people to shame at any nightclub!

Just watch what this man is able to do with his pet falcon. When the music starts playing, you’re going to want to ask this bird to be your next wedding date!

The World Bird Sanctuary is home to a rescued falcon who, besides being beautiful, also has some impressive dance moves.

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Part of what makes her so mesmerizing is the way that her head stays in place as the rest of her body sways like a seductive belly dancer.

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You’re definitely going to want to see this performance for yourself!

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Falcons have always been special animals, but this one shows that they’re full of surprises. Somebody get that bird a choreography job, stat!

This Falcon’s Strange ‘Belly Dance’ Is Totally Mesmerizing

Falcons are probably second only to eagles when it comes to birds associated with freedom and power. They’re incredibly fast, possess fantastic eyesight—and are an absolute nightmare to predators.
Yet that’s just the beginning. As it turns out, they’re also fabulous dancers, with the kind of skills that would put most people to shame at any nightclub!
Just watch what this man is able to do with his pet falcon. When the music starts playing, you’re going to want to ask this bird to be your next wedding date!

The World Bird Sanctuary is home to a rescued falcon who, besides being beautiful, also has some impressive dance moves.

1-falcon-belly-dancer

Part of what makes her so mesmerizing is the way that her head stays in place as the rest of her body sways like a seductive belly dancer.

2-falcon-belly-dancer
3-falcon-belly-dancer

You’re definitely going to want to see this performance for yourself!

(Video may take a moment to load.)

Falcons have always been special animals, but this one shows that they’re full of surprises. Somebody get that bird a choreography job, stat!

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Someone Just Bought 80 Plane Seats For His 80 Falcons, And The Internet Is Freaking Out

A picture shared with the following caption is going viral: “My captain friend sent me this photo… Saudi prince bought ticket for his 80 hawks.” Ahmet Yasar who posted the picture told Bored Panda that it was an A330 plane and headed to Jeddah, a city in Saudi Arabia. However, the man couldn’t reveal which airline the picture was taken on.

It turns out, the birds were actually falcons, and apparently it is not uncommon to see wealthy people from the Arab countries transporting their birds on a plane. Hunting with falcons or using them for competitive sports have long-lived traditions in the region and falcons are considered auspicious birds – for instance, Abu Dhabi even has its own hospital dedicated to falcons.

Various airlines such as Etihad, Qatar and others allow falcons to board the plane for the additional cost of up to $630 per bird depending on the destination (Qatar Airlines pricing). Lufthansa even offers a custom-designed bird tray for that purpose. Oh, and falcons even have their own passports. It is believed that between 2002 and 2013, the UAE government issued more than 28,000 falcon passports, costing around $130 each. That’s not that big of a sum, knowing that the best of the falcons can cost up to $250,000.

More info: Twitter (h/t)

“My captain friend sent me this photo… Saudi prince bought ticket for his 80 hawks”

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Image credits: lensoo

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This Rare “Goth Chicken” Is 100% Black From Its Feathers To Its Internal Organs And Bones

The Lambourghini of poultry has just pulled into the driveway, and its name is Ayam Cemani. This mesmerizing bird is a rare species of chicken from Indonesia, and its all-black appearance has made it one of the most exotic and mysterious breeds in the world.

Every part of this unique bird is black, from its metallic feathers to its onyx feet. It even has inky internal organs, an effect caused by a condition called fibromelanosis, a harmless genetic mutation that causes extra melanin to seep into the bird’s tissue. This process happens in embryo, resulting in adorably dark Cemani chicks.

Ayam Cemani has inspired Javanese folklore since the 12th century, when it was considered a bird of the elite. Its charcoal-coloured blood is rumored to be a delicacy of spirits that bring power and wealth, making it a good luck charm.

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Source: BoredPanda