|c. 'Mdf'of wikimedia.org|
|c. John Schwarz of birdspix.com|
|c. Unknown. Retrieved from wildlifeanimalz.blogspot.com|
|c. Glenn Bartley, Audobon.org|
|c. 'Steve G' of Birdforum.net|
|c. Veli Pohjonen on nhptv.org|
Wrong! Well, still right, but you see what I mean. This fellow is the Oriental White-eye and he is my best guess for Flappy Bird's bird of inspiration. He is strictly white and yellow, has the prominent white eye spot, and is distinctly spherical. We can quibble over the beak, but I call it artistic license. Another important note- The White-eye is endemic to Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen's native Vietnam. I think that little bonus point effectively seals the deal. You can officially tell your friends that Flappy Bird is an Oriental White-eye. And if they disagree, tell them some guy on the internet told you so. Try arguing with that logic.