Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Swamp Hen

I went and fed some of Zappa’s bread to the swamp hens. I feel I have made good friends for life but also, I learnt some interesting swamp hen facts:

Despite moving quite like chickens only more slowly, they fly really well.

Even though they could just eat the floating bread like ducks, they catch it in their beaks and use their feet to eat it with. Like a knife and fork – yes you could just stick your face in your plate, but no, you use your knife and fork to eat it with.

They talk in Erdu.

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