© Allan Tubola

© Allan Tubola

When I was young, I always answer that I am a bird every time I am asked what animal I am. This was because I am free, I want to fly, I want to reach for the sky, I want to travel around the world. Yeah, these were the words of the little me. But now, when I am asked what animal I am, I’ll answer swan because they are known to be loyal to their partners. Am I loyal? Well, I think yes? But I noticed the swans are also birds. It just mean that all through my life, I want to be a bird or like a bird. Anyways, I have here my top ten list of the bird species I want.

 

1. Puffin

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It’s a penguin. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s only me. Kidding! They are actually called puffin. It seems like they are a combination of a little bird and penguin, right? They are dubbed as “sea parrots” as well as “clowns of the sea.” Hmm I wonder why clowns.

 

2. Ostrich

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We all know that ostrich are the largest living bird. Have you seen their faces closely? If not, you have to see it! They look funny. I don’t know why. It seems that those kind of faces doesn’t belong to their body. But this made me love ostrich – their cute and funny faces.

 

3. Owl

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I never seen one personally but I love them ever since I first watch them in Harry Potter. I always dream of having one as my delivery boy of my love letters. I know, I’ll receive nothing. But anyways, I just want to have my own Hedwig as my companion.

 

4. Pionus Parrot

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What I love about parrot is their talent in talking. Back then, we owned one and he was really amazing, really intelligent. When he saw people passing by, he will call them “Pangit! Pangit!” I wonder who thought him those words.

 

5. Love Birds

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We had this at home years ago, but when we heard the bird flu news, we set them free. But the point is, they are so cute. Since they belong to parrot family, they also have the ability to talk. I just get jelly because they mingle a lot with their partner. But still, they’re cute.

 

6. Dove

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I’m a dove girl and I love it. Oh not the soap, but the bird. Whenever I have to draw symbols, I always start with a dove because we all know that dove symbolizes peace. That is why they are invited in most occasions like weddings.

 

7. Penguin

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Remember Pengu? I used to watch him when I was a child. He is so cute. And I love him as much as I love Penguins. They are the most unique and amazing birds because of their physical adaptations to survive in unusual climates and to live mostly at sea.

 

8. Peacock

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I don’t know what specific peacock. Any peacock amuse me because of their colorful fancy feathers. Whenever I see a walking peacock, it seems like he’s joining a beauty pageant for birds. With his feather as a props, peacock will surely win.

 

9. Flamingo

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If peacock has many colors, then flamingo has only one, girly color – pink! Flamingos are large birds that are identifiable by their long necks, stick-like legs and pink or reddish feathers. They embody the saying “you are what you eat.” because researchers say that food turns feathers pink.

 

10. Whooper Swan

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No doubt that swan topped my list. They are so loyal that even their figure agree to it. See, it looks beautiful when they’re together. They form a heart as a sign of commitment. What I love about Whooper Swan is that they are all white except for their beak, legs and feet.