Is this a fish with a birds head or a bird with a fishs body?

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Is this a fish with a bird's head or a bird with a fish's body?
This bizarre-looking creature was caught in China (Picture: Newsflare/China.Live)

Is it a bird or a fish?

This intriguing-looking creature has set the internet alight because it has the body of a fish and the head of a bird.

The creature, dubbed bird fish, is a carp with a deformed head.

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Some people on the internet say the fishs head looks like a pigeon or a parrot while others argue it appears to be more like a dolphin.

It was reeled in by a number of anglers in Guizhou, south-west China, reported Guizhou Urban Newspaper.

Is this a fish with a bird's head or a bird with a fish's body?
Some say it resembles a parrot (Picture: Newsflare/China.Live; Getty)

Video footage shows it on the ground after being caught gasping for air. According to the report, it was released back into the waters.

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One Facebook user, called Hong Fang, questioned: Is this a cross-breed of carp and dolphin?

Another, Duan Yiching said: It looks like a radioactive fish to me.

Is this a fish with a bird's head or a bird with a fish's body?
While others say it looks like a dolphin (Picture: Newsflare/China.Live; Getty)

Yang Xing, an expert from the Guizhou Fisheries Research Institute, told Guizhou Urban Daily that a deformed head is not uncommon.

One possibly is that the embryo was damaged when it was growing; another possibility is that the lack of oxygen in water – due to over-crowded fishing farming – caused the fishs head to be deformed.

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