No birds were harmed in the shooting of these pictures – after all, they're the well-trained professionals of Bird Island in Shenyang, China. The parrots, cockatoos, and other fluttering fellas perform heroic sport feats. From bowling and bicycling to weight lifting and tightrope walking, it's all there.
If you've got a pet bird at home – maybe a non-Wordy Birdy – do you think your pal would perform this way . . . for lots of treats, of course?
See more pictures of crazy bird tricks when you read more.