Seen that irritating purple bird with the wobbly head on social media? Here's what it means

The Facebook Trash Dove.
The Facebook Trash Dove.

Have you heard about the bird yet?

If you've taken to social media in the last week, chances are you've seen a little purple bird with a wobbly head plastered into the comments sections on nearly every Facebook post.

The animated little gif has been all over the web - but it has proved so unpopular there's now a petition to get rid of the headbanging birdie from the social media site all together.

The Facebook sticker, called Trash Dove, was created by artist Syd Weiler and first gained popularity in Thailand about a week ago, although the gif has been available on Facebook since January last year.

It has since become a popular meme for people to spam comment sections with.