Talk about a double-header! Amazing photograph shows peculiar pelican with TWO HEADS in flight
Two heads are always better than one, the saying goes, although one feathered fowl may disagree.
A pelican that appears to have two heads was captured in flight over the Danube River by a lucky Ukrainian photographer earlier this month.
The image was taken by Vladimir Kucherenko in the Danube Delta, Europe”s largest and best preserved delta which is a host to 300 species of birds.
Twice the fun: This image captured by a Ukrainian photographer in the Danube Delta appears to have captured a two-headed pelican flying over the river
Kucherenko, 57, said he was on a photography expedition to the scenic area when he came across the odd bird soaring in the sky.
However, it was not until Kucherenko returned to his home in Odessa that he noticed the bizarre juxtaposition of the two heads on the bird.
This is not the first time this phenomenon has been seen among the winged representatives of the animal kingdom.
In August, an Oregon woman told the newspaper the Seaside Signal that she caught on camera what she believed to be a two-headed pelican walking on the beach in the town of Seaside.
In May, a resident of Northampton, Massachusetts, spotted and photographed a baby cardinal with two heads and three beaks that she had found in her backyard.
The Massachusetts Audubon Society told CBS Boston that animals with abnormalities like that usually do not live very long in the wild.
The development of two heads in an animal could be the result of random chance, exposure to chemicals or a complication during the gestation period that prevents a pair of embryos from splitting.