1. astronomy-to-zoology:

    Schalow’s Turaco (Tauraco schalowi)

    …a species of turaco that occurs from southwest Kenya, to Angola and Zimbabwe. Like other forest turacos, Schalow’s turaco is arboreal and lives most of its live in the trees. They feed almost exclusively on fruit, however young are also fed small invertebrates. Shcalow’s turacos are poor fliers and instead use their climbing abilities to move from tree to tree. However, if need be they can fly for short distances. Although Shcalow’s turacos usually feed in small groups, breeding is a private matter. And pairs will claim and fiercely defend territories

    Phylogeny

    Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Cuculiformes-Musophagidae-Tauraco-schalowi

    Images: Ian Kinshott and James L. Taylor

     
  2. 18:11 4th Jul 2013

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    Reblogged from astronomy-to-zoology

    Tags: referencebirdsooohh

    astronomy-to-zoology:

    Pennant-winged Nightjar (Macrodipteryx vexillarius)

    … a species of nightjar that is native to Central and Southern Africa. Like other nightjars the pennant-winged nightjar is mainly crepuscular (active during dusk and dawn) and feeds for insects which it catches in flight, drinking is also done mid flight. When resting pennant-winged nightjars roost on the ground using their coloration to camouflage themselves. When disturbed they will usually flee to a tree branch where they will perch lengthwise.

    The long pennants that they are named after are only found in the males. They use them in complex display flights to woo females, and sometimes they even are joined by females.

    Phylogeny

    Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Caprimulgiformes-Caprimuldidae-Macrodipteryx-vexillarius

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    thewondersofanimals:

Cassowary
     
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    daily-owls:

By Dorothy Menera
     
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  6. 16:58 3rd Aug 2012

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    Reblogged from bilbochan

    Tags: ADORBSbirdbirdsvideouguu

    mischiev0usmelanch0lic:

    nothisiserica:

    mischiev0usmelanch0lic:

    He never saw it coming

    …fucking adorable.

    Why is this video getting so popular suddenly AAaaaHHHhh

    (Source: deerfiend)

     
  7. 18:48 22nd May 2012

    Notes: 11145

    Reblogged from lamdiel

    Tags: lolreferencebirdsGarrus

    shatterstag:

at first i thought, ‘oh this is good reference!’
then i got to the end.
its still good reference.

    shatterstag:

    at first i thought, ‘oh this is good reference!’

    then i got to the end.

    its still good reference.

    (Source: arremgee)

     
  8. 11:28 24th Apr 2012

    Notes: 4105

    Reblogged from fuzzykittysoftkitty

    Tags: owlsbirds

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    mrscaravaggio:

Viktor Vasnetsov - Sirin and Alkonost - 1896

    mrscaravaggio:

    Viktor Vasnetsov - Sirin and Alkonost - 1896

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  10. 01:45 23rd Aug 2011

    Notes: 6236

    Reblogged from ladynorthstar

    Tags: birdsraven

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    ladynorthstar:

birdslut:

cephiedvariable:

playerprophet:

wallacegardens:

The White Ravens of Qualicum Beach, Vancouver.
The birds are said not to be “albino,” but “leucistic,” a genetic defect resulting in birds that lack normal pigmentation. (“Albinism” is a result of the reduction of melanin.) They first appeared in Vancouver about 10 years ago, which is now known as the “White Raven Capital of the World.”
A lovely site indeed.



come here my darlings

my god they are magnificent

i like how you guys just know to reblog birds for me now

cannot stop thinking of Game of Thrones… WINTER IS COMING!

    ladynorthstar:

    birdslut:

    cephiedvariable:

    playerprophet:

    wallacegardens:

    The White Ravens of Qualicum Beach, Vancouver.

    The birds are said not to be “albino,” but “leucistic,” a genetic defect resulting in birds that lack normal pigmentation. (“Albinism” is a result of the reduction of melanin.) They first appeared in Vancouver about 10 years ago, which is now known as the “White Raven Capital of the World.”

    A lovely site indeed.

    come here my darlings

    my god they are magnificent

    i like how you guys just know to reblog birds for me now

    cannot stop thinking of Game of Thrones… WINTER IS COMING!