A bizarre video of a crow resembling a gorilla is doing rounds on the internet.
The video shows the bird striking a gorilla pose. The bird has been dubbed as ‘gorilla crow’ by netizens.
The video was shared on Twitter by @keita_simpsonin Nagoya in Japan. He was shocked at the strange appearance of the crow.
While many netizens expressed their shock with memes, some sought an explanation.
A corvid researcher, Kaeli Swift, explained the unusual appearance of the crow.
She said that the bird was sunbathing which is perfectly normal.
When the birds sunbathe, they drop their wings and cock their tails.
The bird’s tail was concealed by its body while its legs were aligned with its legs.
Swift noted that the bird was a large-billed crow and that was why its face looked “a little out of proportion”.
She further said that the crow was not missing its legs and propping itself up with its wings as a crow without legs cannot fly.
Swift added, “Usually the mouth is open and the body is closer to the ground, making the behaviour more obvious, but perhaps the videographer caught it in a moment of transition.”
The video did not take much time to go viral. It has garnered close to 10 million views and over 2.5 lakh likes. One of the many comments on the post read, “It’s a crowilla, accept it.”