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libutron:

Chestnut-eared Aracari
Pteroglossus castanotis (Piciformes - Ramphastidae), better known as Chestnut-eared Aracari, is an Aracari species native to central and south-eastern South America, distinctive by having yellow underparts, with a single red band across the chest. 
In general, toucans and aracaris are known for their large and showy bills. Despite its size, the bill is very light, being composed of bone struts filled with spongy tissue.
The large bill of these birds is a highly efficient thermoregulation system. Also, it allows the bird to reach deep into tree holes to access food (they eat mostly fruit and insects). The bills of females are usually smaller.
Reference: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Almir Cândido de Almeida | Locality: Pantanal, Poconé, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

libutron:

Chestnut-eared Aracari

Pteroglossus castanotis (Piciformes - Ramphastidae), better known as Chestnut-eared Aracari, is an Aracari species native to central and south-eastern South America, distinctive by having yellow underparts, with a single red band across the chest. 

In general, toucans and aracaris are known for their large and showy bills. Despite its size, the bill is very light, being composed of bone struts filled with spongy tissue.

The large bill of these birds is a highly efficient thermoregulation system. Also, it allows the bird to reach deep into tree holes to access food (they eat mostly fruit and insects). The bills of females are usually smaller.

Reference: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Almir Cândido de Almeida | Locality: Pantanal, Poconé, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

avianeurope:

Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) »by Boris Belchev (1|2)

fairy-wren:

Blue-throated Piping Guan (Pipile cumanensis) , Napo River, Ecuador
I love the sound these Guans make while rattling thier wings in flight - it sounds like a kid immitating an accelerating motorcycle!
photo/text by Jeff Dyck

fairy-wren:

Blue-throated Piping Guan (Pipile cumanensis) , Napo River, Ecuador

I love the sound these Guans make while rattling thier wings in flight - it sounds like a kid immitating an accelerating motorcycle!

photo/text by Jeff Dyck

landscapelifescape:

Crimea, Ukraine

 by Trashins

doitforduchess:

twippyfan:

Ivory and Pearl gripped pistols. Heavily engraved. Luger, Mauser, Colt

Ohhh my GOD YES.

doitforduchess:

twippyfan:

Ivory and Pearl gripped pistols. Heavily engraved. Luger, Mauser, Colt

Ohhh my GOD YES.

avianeurope:

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) »by Patrik Wittenby (1|2)

furippupauplus:

patchyfreak:

guupi:

screamloudernow:

dirtypenguinmaster:

thedailyfeed:

A taxidermy artist faces 5 years in jail after illegally importing parts of endangered species — including the carcasses of a slow loris and a mouse deer from Indonesia — to create these horrific demon hybrids.

Wait, wait, wait. Horrific? These are outstanding. Give this man some sort of prize.

I think these are so beautiful! My favorite is the bottom left, I would love to own it.

SHIT THESE ARE AWESOME

These are absolutely lovely. I’ll have to look at more from this artist.

They are of course - uh made with parts from endangered species.

fairy-wren:

Prairie Chicken Portrait (by Jeff Dyck)

fairy-wren:

Prairie Chicken Portrait (by Jeff Dyck)