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libutron:

Green Broadbill: an adult male with chick

Calyptomena viridis (Passeriformes - Eurylaimidae), the Green Broadbill, can be identified by its vibrant green plumage. The species is sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females differ in appearance. Males possess a black dot behind each ear as well as black bands across the wings (as you can see in the photo), while females have duller green feathers and lack any black markings.

This species is native to Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. It is regarded as Near Threatened species on the IUCN Red List.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Michael Gillam

Locality: Sri Phang Nga NP, Thailand

Red Data Status: Near Threatened.


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caong:

Why don’t procaps seem to grasp that just because an animal can get pregnant doesn’t mean it should?

A doe rat can get pregnant at 5 weeks. If she does, she’s probably going to die though because she’s not even close to finishing growing and the physical toll can kill even healthy, conditioned adult females.

Same with dogs.

And cats.

And snakes.

And tigers.

And apes.

And literally every other species held in captivity, whether domesticated or wild.

It’s a very simple concept. Animals often hit sexual maturity long before they are actually capable of carrying a pregnancy to term. Hormones released during puberty are sometimes essential to the animal’s continued growth. Which is why people with more than one braincell between them wait until the animal has reached a state of physical maturity, such as adult size.

But they still don’t seem to understand why it’s a problem to breed these undersized, underage animals because sexual maturity automatically equals successful pregnancy, right? Y’all need to go take basic biology again for serious.

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giveamanagame:

captainjamestklrk:

MY BIRD IS SITTING IN THE TOP CORNER OF HER CAGE CALLING MY DOG’S NAME AND ASKING IF HE WANTS A TREAT AND IF HE WANTS TO GO TO OUTSIDE AND HE’S TOO STUPID TO REALIZE IT’S HER SO EVERYTIME SHE SAYS SOMETHING HE LOOKS AT ME LIKE

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SHE LAUGHS EVERYTIME TOO AND NOW HE’S JUMPING ON ME AND BARKING AND GETTING MAD AT ME LIKE OLIVER TURN AROUND AND LOOK IN THAT HUGE ASS CAGE AND BEG HER FOR A FUCKING TREAT OR SOMETHING. 

your bird is an asshole

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sephlidszephyr:

ciaederlo:

pervocracy:

snailchimera:

geekgirlsmash:

xekstrin:

comfemgem:

verycooltrash:

huffingtonpost:

Don’t know if we can look at Coke every the same way again. Be prepared to cringe when you watch the full video  here. 

sugar caramelizes when heated, more shocking news to follow

It’s like that guy setting coffee creamer on fire and being like “people drink this stuff!” and it’s like yeah, a dry powder suspended in air is flammable, shock horror.

   

Never show these guys how candy is made, they’ll shit themselves.

*quietly facepalms forever*

I hate when people try to prove foods are unhealthy using properties utterly unrelated to their value as foods.  You can make anything sound gross if you want to.

Did you know that salt is the same chemical we use to defrost sidewalks?!?!

Did you know that water is a major component in pig urine?!?!

Did you know that bread is made of wheat that has been ground into a powder and artificially reconstituted into a loaf shape using a fungus?!?!

… Wait what… The last one… WHAT?!

Yeast. It’s called yeast.


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naturepunk:

taigas-den:

howtoskinatiger:

Sulimov dogs are a cross between domestic dogs and golden jackals and are used in Russia as sniffer dogs at airports. It’s thought the jackal’s superior sense of smell combined with the trainability of a dog makes them the best animals for the job.

It looks like a wild dog got knee-capped and was forced to live like that.

In all seriousness though, if it’s ancestry includes that of a jackal, would that inhibit it’s behavior? What about it’s trainability? Would it have health problems from being so tiny in the legs?

Fluff-muffins! 

They’re super cute, but if I recall correctly, the guy who breeds them is adamant about the fact that they are NOT pets. He says he’d never breed them for the public market, and understands that they still akin to wild animals, which is probably a good thing. In most cases, hybrid domestic/wild animals are a really bad idea. These are the first hybrid animals I’ve seen being created to fill a very specific utilitarian purpose. 


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panchitobluesii:

WAIT FOR IT

WHY DON’T I HAVE PEACOCKS


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alltailnolegs:

crispysnakes:

sabletsnakes:

The most solid dorsal I’ve ever seen

I need this.

What what whaaaaaaaaaat. How are you real, little latte squiggle?


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rhamphotheca:

The Sri Lankan Junglefowl (Gallus lafayetii), also known during the colonial era as the Ceylon Junglefowl, is a member of the pheasant family which is endemic to Sri Lanka, where it is the national bird. It is closely related to the Red Junglefowl (G. gallus), the wild junglefowl from which the chicken was domesticated… (read more: Wikipedia)

(photo: Steve Garvie)


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lunulata:

alexquintas:

unexplained-events:

Since it is Friday the 13th, if you own a black cat, pleeease keep it safe! Keep it inside or just somewhere safe, black cats are often targets of superstition and hate on days like this and are often injured or killed. Keep your kitties safe friends.

Yeah. Sad that this is still true, but, if you got a kitty, keep h/she inside for the day. 

YES. This is actually really really important. There’s some messed up fuckers in this world, make sure your cats are safe.

Important reminder!

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caught:

airrogance:

sluttybitch2007:

ugly:

tyleroakley:

dance-0f-the-damned:

This is one of the most heart stopping videos I have ever seen, and felt the need to share this onto my blog. Terry Tufferson jumped off a cliff (The Manly Jump Rock as it is known) in Sydney Harbour, Australia, and landed right next to a great white shark! All filmed while he wore a GoPro. 

HOLY SHIT.

this is scary as hell

fuck that id just start crying.

HELL NAH

I don’t think I’ve ever been more scared from a video like fuck my heart almost stopped


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izziesworldofizzie:

Every time I go downstairs to the laundry room, this pigeon tries to seduce me.


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becausebirds:

Have you seen a Toco Toucan hop down stairs lately? Or a Keel-billed Toucan bathe with a glass of restaurant water?


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thegreenwolf:

geekartgallery:

This three-eyed crow was created by Game of Thrones superfan Allis Markham, a taxidermist who works at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles and  teaches amateur taxidermists on the side.  It’s not for sale, because it’s illegal to sell dead crows in the U.S., but she created this one as a gift.

You can check out detailed step-by-step build pics of the whole process pictorial of the whole process on Imgur, but the photos aren’t for the squeamish.

That’s very cool :)