The Falkland Islands ‘Flying Devils’ Terrorize A National Geographic Film Crew
It almost looks as if the crew of National Geographic bit off more than they could chew. A bird called the Johnny Rook gets right ‘in your face.’ Known as the Falkland Island’s ‘flying devils’ — these clever animals band together in their youth to terrorize creatures great and small. From what I can see, these birds act like a bunch of spoiled toddlers and create havoc wherever they go.
The population in the Falklands is estimated at 500 breeding pairs. Juveniles and indeed, adults, are almost entirely fearless of humans and treat their approach with indifference. Over time, conflict with the sheep farmers has led to a great reduction in their numbers. This is now being corrected by the Falkland Islanders.
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