When you see a hooded pitohui, you may fall in love with its beautiful beak, dark red eyes, and orange feathers. From afar, the bird looks graceful and peaceful, but it’s much more dangerous than you think. It’s one of the world’s only toxic birds. They have a toxin in their skin deadly to humans. It’s called batrachotoxin, and in high enough doses, this toxin can cause cardiac arrest, paralysis, and eventually, death. It’s the same toxin found in the poison dart frog in South America. They don’t develop this toxin naturally, they get it from their food source, myeloid beetles. Only observe this bird from afar, if you do happen to run into it (via AZ Animals).