He confirmed a study published in the scientific journal “Aye Percybhn” (i-Perception) that a bird “mouth frog” (Frogmouth) is over – bird luck on photo sharing site known as “Instagram” in terms of admiration and re – publishing.
This is a surprising result, because this particular bird is unappealing like an owl and has dusty-colored feathers like dry tree trunks and notes in its shape a hint of sadness and unhappiness. Another scientific study by Nature Australia in 2004 described it as “the ugliest bird in the world.” Read also One of the wonders of creation .. Old Seychelles birds seek the help of a babysitter An international team of scientists has solved the mystery of the hummingbirds An international team identifies the best methods for monitoring rare mountain birds in desert environments The talkative with black eyebrows … a bird that everyone thought was extinct, but it appeared after 172 years
Prestigious title and unattractive appearance
Frog mouth birds with the scientific name (Podargidae), are a family of birds that follow the order of Caprimulgiformes, which are nocturnal birds that inhabit tropical forests and live in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia as far as Australia.
These birds are not owls, the opposite of their owl-like shape, and are considered one of the best birds in stealth, as they often look like a branch hanging from a tree because of their similar color to other branches.
What is more surprising in this study, which was published on April 22 last year, and published by Live Science, a report on it, that it gave this prestigious title to this bird, even though it only appeared in 65 pictures out of a total of 27 thousand pictures. From pictures of birds on Instagram!
Few but most interactive
The study justifies its finding that the “frog’s mouth” reaped more likes for these 65 photos than it was supposed to, and more likes than any other type of bird based on the number of users who viewed these photos.
This is according to an analytical and statistical method developed by scientists Katia Tomis and Robert Huebner in 2020 in a study entitled “Why People Press the Like Button – A New Standard for Aesthetic Attractiveness Derived from Instagram Data” published in the journal Psychology of Aesthetics, which deals with the psychology of aesthetics. .
The study analyzed photos of birds posted on 9 of the most popular bird accounts on Instagram, followed by 3.5 million users, starting from (@best_birds_planet), (@ best_birds_of_world) and (@ nuts_about_birds), through (@birdfreaks), (@sonearth) and (@ bestbirdshots), to (@ audubonsociety), (@bird_brilliance) and (@ your_best_birds).
The criterion for the aesthetic appeal of the image
The study used the “aesthetic appeal of a photo” criterion, which is based on Instagram users’ interactions with these photos.
To determine the “abundance of luck” of bird pictures on Instagram, two German researchers, Katia Tomis from the Department of Psychology at the University of Constatnz, and Grego Hein Lichssenring from the Anatomy Institute at the University of Jena, calculated the number of Expected likes for each photo based on the photo’s publication time and the number of audiences on this account.
Pictures that get more likes than expected will score plus, while photos that get less likes than expected will score negative or minus.
The study found that aesthetic or formal factors caused the images to rise higher in the ranking list, especially birds whose feathers contain blue and yellow colors. It was not surprising that birds of unique or unusual shape achieved better results because of their appearance, such as the “frog mouth” bird.
Among the birds that had a high order after the “frog’s mouth”, the doves that had colorful feathers hanging down on its head resembling hair, the emerald turku with its crown-like feathers, and finally the hoopoe with a colorful crown of feathers.
Among the birds that failed to gain any admiration from seabirds, and came at the bottom of the list, such as sandpipers, clamshell catchers, storks and eagles.
Fairness to the poor bird
The two researchers say, at the conclusion of the study, that the surprising victory of the “frog’s mouth” in the first place in the ranking appears as a kind of fairness and restoration of this poor bird, after the injustice it suffered among the birds.
The funny thing is that the rate of publication of bird pictures increased more than before due to the same study, to become truly the happiest birds with the interaction of users on communication platforms.