Sydney: A plant, which only grows in Northern Australia looks like the world’s smallest bird, the hummingbird.
According to the international website, there is a leguminous plant called Crotellaria cunninghami in Northern Australia, which is also called the green bird flower by the locals.
When the plant blooms, it turns green and looks like the world’s smallest bird, the hummingbird.
Holes are attached to the trunk and branches of the plant as if a hummingbird had buried its beak in the plant.
Surprisingly, hummingbirds are not found in Northern Australia at all, but a look alike plant exists and it is a mystery to experts.
From an evolutionary point of view, living thing changes in order to improve its chances of survival in its environment to keep away the invading or harmful living beings .
The appearance of this flower is no less than a mystery to the experts.
The plant, Crotalaria cunninghamii is named after Australian botanist Allan Cunningham, who was the first to describe it for science between 1816 and 1839.
Its sap has reportedly been used by Aborigines to treat eye infections, showing that these flowers might hold other surprises for nature nerds in the field and on the internet.
On the other hand, a specie of duck has emerged in Australia that can not only mimic the various sounds found in the environment, but also mimic human sounds.
This black male duck belongs to the Australian breed Musk Duck and he learned the English words ‘you bloody fool’ from his owner which can be clearly heard in a recording.
In addition, the duck of Australia can mimic the sound of closing of the door and other sounds too.
Scientists are investigating where the duck, named Ripper, learned the words, but speculate that he may have heard his former owner say this.
The Ripper was born in 1983 in the Australian state of Victoria. Unfortunately, Ripper’s entire record burned down, so it is not known who owned it.
Scientists say that only males of this breed can mimic sounds, females do not have this ability. Apparently, this ability is to seduce the female, just as the tail of a male peacock is magnificent, but not that of a female.
Prof Carel Ten Cate of Netherlands’ Leiden University said, “Males of a certain area, they come together and then they perform their displays, including the vocalization. The females go there and select males to mate with.”