Birds of a Feather is a science fiction novella by Robert Silverberg.
A fantastic, hilarious tale of a “no freaks required” search for aliens to be displayed on Earth in a Zoo masquerading as a scientific institution.
“Getting specimens for the interstellar zoo was no problem - they battled for the honour – but now I had to fight like a wildcat to keep a display from making a monkey of me!”
Birds of a Feather was first published by Galaxy Magazine in November 1958. Also available as audiobook, (TRT): 52 min Reading by Dale Grothman.
Robert Silverberg (born 1935) is a prolific American author, best known for writing science fiction. He is a multiple winner of both Hugo and Nebula Awards, a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, and a Grand Master of SF.