Yet another strange name for another ''Tall Tale'' – the so called ''Goofus Bird'' is another ''creature'' encountered by American Woodsmen in the 19th Century. Possibly deriving it's name from The German ''Doof'' (for ''Stupid''), The Goofus was said to resemble a cross between a featherless chicken and a buzzard. Making their nests in trees, in this does the bird get it's name. It seems The Goofus builds it's nest ''upside down''. As such, any eggs they lay – fall out. It is clear just why The Goofus went extinct!