November 23, 2008

Count D-d-d-duckula!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 11:09 am by davidmanning

The Argentinian Vampire Duck (Netta sanguinis) was so named by later Christian missionaries, who mistook the waterfowls’ habit of feeding on parasitic lice from other ducks’ neck as an act of vampirism or cannibalism. It also goes by the informal name ‘The Ghoul Bird’.

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