Posts tagged birds
Posts tagged birds
Pelagornis sandersi: Paleontologist Discovers Largest-Ever Flying Bird
LET ME TELL YOU A THING
THIS IS A LEGIT THING
THIS IS LITERALLY WHAT PEOPLE DO TO GET EMUS TO COME CLOSE
Apparently you lie on the ground on your back and move your arms and legs.
And the emus are very curious and come over like, “The fuck is that.”
And that’s literally what it is. They come over wondering what the fuck you’re doing
birds are tiny cute citrus dinosaurs and if you don’t love them, i can’t help you
QUICK PSA SINCE ITS JULY 4th AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW THIS
THIS IS WHAT A BALD EAGLE SOUNDS LIKE.
*Asian Paradise Flycatcher
Chukar (Alectoris chukar), Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
* Though this partridge is found in several western states of the United States, it is an introduced species, originally from various parts of western and central asia.
photograph by Mdf
How my Red-tailed Hawk says hello. x
UNUSUAL HOARD commission for flamiekitten featuring their oc and 47 birds
Groove Billed Ani birds look prehistoric.
COPYRIGHT: RMB PHOTOGRAPHICS LLC
i HONESTLY thought this was a perfect restoration of something from the Cretaceous, i adore these birds
PLEASE WATCH THESE ALBATROSSES FLIRTING ITS VERY IMPORTANT
Don’t even THINK about dating me unless you are willing to flirt like this.
Blecher’s Gull (Larus belcheri)
Also known as the Band-tailed Gull Blecher’s Gull is a species of gull (Laridae) that occurs along the Pacific coast of South America. Like other gulls L. belcheri inhabits marine habitats and will feed on a wide variety of invertebrates and small fish. Larus belcheri's common name commemorates the British explorer Sir Edward Belcher.
20 endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos released into the wild
by Calla Wahlquist
Twenty endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) that have spent up to a year rehabilitating from car strikes and other trauma have been released into the wild. The birds, which are endemic to Western Australia, were released from The Vines and Kensington last week.
Department of Parks and Wildlife officer Karen Smith said all the cockatoos had been hit by cars or suffered another trauma that prevented them from being able to fly. They have been rehabilitated at the Black Cockatoo Rehabilitation Centre in Martin and the Native Animal Rescue centre in Malaga.
“Each bird is assessed prior to release and we are confident they will make a smooth transition back into the wild,” Ms Smith said…
(read more: Perth Now)
Sandhill Cranes on Snowy Morning at Seney NWR, MI
Seney National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and Marshland Wildlife Drive officially opened up yesterday for the summer season. “Summer” is contradicting Seney, Michigan’s daily forecast, which called for light snow yesterday night into this morning! We are still open, no matter the weather. Bring your gloves, coats, and binoculars because the wildlife are still out and about during this wintery day. The Sandhill Cranes don’t seem to mind the flurries one bit!
Photo Credit: Elaine Lamb
Killer in the Mist (2009) by Stefano Unterthiner
"The picture was taken in a torrential rainstorm on Possession Island in the sub-Antarctic Crozet Archipelago. A killer whale family was hunting king penguins and southern elephant seals just off a nearby beach.
'Over four months, this was the first time,' says Stefano, 'that I saw killer whales so close to shore or to the king penguin rookery.' The penguins were in a terrible panic, he says. 'The drama was intense, what with the enormous male, its dorsal fin slicing through the grey water, and the simply terrible weather.' Stefano spotted the killer whales from the cliff overlooking the beach and then spent more than three hours photographing them in whipping rain. 'It's one of the most unforgettable moments of my life.' ” [x]