Posts tagged birds
Posts tagged birds
i DID actually while i was looking up owls a while back oh MAN they have incredible faces, like some kinda confused ghost who ended up in a bird and now just has to live with it
looks like they come in lesser and greater sooty flavors, and theyre both pretty similar except for their sizes (about 43 cm for the greater, 37 for the lesser)
theyre like someone took a barn owl and just lowered the brightness, threw some speckles in there, made their eyes a direct portal to the infinite nightmarish abyss, called it a day
the YOUNG SOOTY OWLS on the other hand dont even look like real animals. they look like someone made a dodo out of felt and accidentally left it in a dryer. owls are great
Mountain Bluebird Amazing World beautiful amazing
Found the Blue Bird of Wrath.
Twitter has fed on our hate.
Brewer’s male Blackbird | Eugene Beckes
I got bored so I Photoshopped a Lammergier into a Maniraptorian.
It actually looks just like a Velociraptor. The snout’s a bit crooked though.
I left the photographer’s watermark. (x)
so the local news picked up this crow on the skycam
(via Staring by Jon Chua / 500px)
sorry, nope! i can’t quite tell how big the feet and beak are because of the perspective but that’s either a black chicken chick
or a baby virginia rail,
which are very frequently passed off as a baby crow or baby raven in baby photosets because baby corvids are hilariously fucked up looking
Grey Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum) of southeast Asia.
yo why didnt i know about these
Wow man forget regular peacocks this thing is magical.
Wire-crested Thorntail (Discosura popelairii)
…a rare and striking species of hummingbird which occurs in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Where it inhabits solely inhabits lowland forests, and is not tolerant of secondary habitats. Like most striking plumaged birds wire-crested thorntails are sexually dimorphic with lacking the long “wire” crests and “thorn” tails of males. In typical humming bird fashion wire-crested thorntails feed on nectar from flowers, but will occasionally take insects as well.
Currently Discosura popelairii is listed as near threatened by the IUCN, as it faces accelerating threats from deforestation in the Amazon Basin.
Image: Bill Bouton
IT HAS FUZZY FEET
Sometimes you are compelled by the science gods to make a photoset of the long-whiskered owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi), a fanciful creature that probably belongs at a masquerade somewhere.
Rare, tiny (14 cm, less than 50 g), and nearly flightless, this little fellow can be found in forests of Abra Patricia in northern Peru. It has a froglike call and may eat insects, though no one has yet actually observed it eating. My guess is that it lives on stardust and David Bowie songs.
double crested cormorant
photo by amy marques