first_img A Twitter user captured a crow that resembles a gorilla on video and it looks like something straight out of a horror film.The creature, which is dubbed “gorilla crow,” is shown perched on its big wings and looks like an ape standing on its forearms. The video, which was shot at the Parco shopping center in Nagoya, Japan by @keita_simpson, has received over 100,000 shares on the social media platform, Newsweek noted.朝から衝撃をありがとう。心臓に悪い、— LIWJATAN (@keita_simpson) June 20, 2019Keitaro told Newsweek that when he first spotted the crow, he was very creeped out since it looked like a “zombie,” but after observing its odd behavior for about a minute, he then thought it was beautiful.Once the video was uploaded to Twitter, thousands of users commented on the crow’s weird pose.?— タルンドル絵理奈 (@ERINA32075634) June 22, 2019 Stay on target— ✎りゅう✐ (@Nbrnsk) June 22, 2019— ふり (@fry__18) June 22, 2019— これこれ (@Regafino) June 22, 2019 Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ これ?— 有希Верный (@yuki_Xopowo) June 22, 2019Eventually, someone finally figured out why the crow was standing like a gorilla: Kaeli Swift from the University of Washington explained that the bird, which was a large-billed crow, has a face that’s “a little out of proportion” and is a species that lives in Asia.There’s a very strange (uncredited) video of crow making the rounds on reddit. Here’s the deal. First, this is a large-billed crow, which is why the face is looking a little out of proportion.— Kaeli Swift, PhD (@corvidresearch) June 22, 2019“This bird is not missing its legs and propping itself up with its wings, that would be physically impossible,” she wrote on Twitter. “Also, not that it’s relevant to the answer, but a crow without legs couldn’t fly, because it couldn’t generate any lift. So legless crow is a dead crow.”What it’s actually doing is sunning itself. When birds sun they drop their wings and cock their tails. At the right angle that could obscure the legs and tail making it look like they’re missing.— Kaeli Swift, PhD (@corvidresearch) June 22, 2019Swift then added that the bird was sunning itself, and “when birds sun they drop their wings and cock their tails. At the right angle that could obscure the legs and tail making it look like they’re missing.”According to Swift, the “gorilla crow” exhibited a common bird behavior, which involves the bird trying to cool off from hot weather and protect its feathers.Large-billed crows are primarily scavengers that eat leftover human food and they are also known to steal food from other birds, noted. They have been observed in various countries, including India, Japan, and Thailand.More on Gorillas Show Us They Don’t Like Getting Caught in a DownpourPark Ranger’s Selfie With ‘Posing’ Gorillas Goes Viral Study Reveals How Grieving Gorillas Gather Around and Groom Dead Relativeslast_img