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Parts of a Song Bird!
This is some pretty important stuff, which, to be fair, I am still teaching myself, but will be referring to a lot. My boss will track me down and beat me otherwise. [He actually gets offended if I don’t know every part he’s ever taught me.]
Anyways! I will try to always make a comparison to a human body part, but I’ll forget to once in a while, and hey, this stuff is interesting!
it’s called a mother fuking potoo
fucking accurate as fuck
THE BULL-HEADED SHRIKE
i’m a lovecraftan horror, perfect
screams and shows butt
shares food that looks like kiss
Emerald Toucanet, Aulacorhynchus prasinus
Shirazi pigeons, the most handsomest pigeon breed of them all.
They’re like the huskies/malamutes of fancy pigeons! It’s like they’re built to pull tiny sky-sleds through the sky-snow @_@
How could I not draw this
oh my god how are pigeons this darling allowed to even be real
These days it is extraordinary to discover even a single species of bird that is new to science, but a recent study has identified not just one, but two new species of owls endemic to the Philippines. The Cebu hawk-owl (Ninox rumseyi) (top) and Camiguin hawk-owl (Ninox leventisi) (bottom) first sparked ideas that they were not simply subspecies of other Ninox hawk-owls found across Asia and Australasia, as was once thought, when researchers heard their highly distinctive calls (both of which can be heard free on AVoCet). Owls do not learn their songs from relatives or other members of their species, but instead they are encoded in their DNA - so researchers were lead to believe that these unique songs must reflect significant genetic differences between the birds in question, suggesting they were separate species. Many years of supporting study have finally culminated in the formal identification of these birds as species new to science. The Camiguin hawk-owl, interestingly, is the first and only owl species known to have blue-grey eyes.
Ref: Cameron L., 2012. Two new owls discovered in the Philippines. Michigan State University News [link]
“I don’t get it.”