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The disagreeable flamingo

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The disagreeable flamingo

I love birds, pretty much all birds, all colours, shapes, sizes, mannerisms and dispositions.

Except for the flamingo. Yes, it is lovely from afar, simply splendid when taking flight en masse. But the ugliest, most horrid of cranky, miserable creatures when you get up close. It’s not just that its mouth is twisted into a sneer, but its demeanour, its tone, its quarrelsome nature.
The flamingo makes the rhino seem downright cuddly…

These three carried on, the pair on the right attempting to defend its position from the one on the left. They finally gave up and sauntered off, all three reminding me of Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters…

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Written by Titirangi Storyteller

19/02/2012 at 10:26 pm

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  1. Somehoe, they remind me of teenaged girls–snarky and obstreperous, ganging up on one another, two against one. Great capture.

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    poietes

    26/02/2012 at 7:27 am

    • That about sums them up… and I really don’t think it’s anthropomorphism – they really are that unpleasant. I suppose the ‘flock’ mentality might have something to do with it. Geese can be pretty cranky. And seagulls… yip – might be onto something here…

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