Saturday, December 26, 2009

Phallus Slow Motion

"The champion phallus from this Meller’s duck is a long, spiraling tentacle. Some ducks grow phalluses as long as their entire body. In the fall, the genitalia will disappear, only to reappear next spring.

The anatomy of ducks is especially bizarre considering that 97 percent of all bird species have no phallus at all. Most male birds just deliver their sperm through an opening. Dr. Brennan is investigating how this sexual wonder of the world came to be."

1 comment:

cybrbeast said...

I didn't know it deployed that fast, amazing.
The other video in the article is even more disturbing. Apparently the female oviduct is twisted in the opposite direction to prevent forced mating from being successful.