Why are birds the most based animal?
>>3753462los dinosaurios con plumas...
>>3753464>comparing based birds to sóylizardsCringe.
>>3753462A godlike aesthetic that m*mmals can only dream of
>>3753462Birds are vitally important.
>>3753577ReptileBird are taxonomically reptiles
>>3753544Except in front facing pictures.
>>3753787Still infinitely better than you ape face
>>3753462Despite having little resemblance to us and no ability to express facial emotions- something humans rely on a lot when it comes to empathizing with animals- birds display a range of expressive emotions purely through movement and sound. Their sounds make up a large portion of the noise found in nature, similar to insects, but unlike insects we don't associate them as often with "pests". They are careful and observant animals, coupled with no giveaway facial expressions this gives them the appearance of always watching and thinking, something humans like too. It gives them an aura of mystery, what are they thinking when they look at us? They are also smart, clean, independent, and skilled at their roles so it's easy to respect them. They consume a lot of animals we consider pests or destructive to our lives, while doing very little harm to us and enriching our worlds with color and sound. Historically they've also been idolized for their ability to fly and our envy of the freedom that entails. Many are bright and colorful or have interesting and intriguing patterns and feather extensions, and humans are very visual and like pretty flashy things. Birds tend to be monogamous too and can have complex and fascinating mating rituals, so we easily empathize with the close bonds they develop with other individuals of their species, their offspring, and maybe even envying the degree of loyalty they have to their mates. So in summary they are interesting, mysterious, intelligent, colorful, free-spirited animals that are very based for lots of reasons.Or was that a rhetorical question and this is just a thread for posting bird pics. That's cool too.
>>3753499Some even say that the 5th mass extinction was orchestrated by the birds...
>>3753776All reptiles are lizards.
>>3756689The great culling, those ceratopsids didn't suspect a thing.
>>3753776That's mainly because reptile is a bullshit classification dating from the 1300's of which the definition was pretty much never updated for some fucking reason
>>3753462my parents have a cabin up in northern arizona. when they're up there, they put out water and scraps of food for birds and critters.one day after being gone for awhile, my mother found a random rusty key on the deck that had no business being there. our theory is it was left by a raven/crow as payment in the hopes that the goodies would resume.