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last scribble before i wander off to the other side of the planet for the next three weeks y’all take care now

anguiculus:

tweeter scribbledump :U coincidentally the last post for a while since i’ll be in europe for the next three weeks!

a kelpie (for thursday’s sketch dailies), zhivago, miguel and the bug that’s taken to living in his spinal column (and whose colors haven’t been finalized yet), walther/vivian, reverse!hier/aujourd/demain, and the hurricanekids

opulentdesigns:

Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. It’s not surprising that it’s magical fairy tale appearance is the reason it was one of the inspirations behind Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.

astronomy-to-zoology:

Wire-crested Thorntail (Discosura popelairii)
…a  rare and striking species of hummingbird which occurs in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Where it inhabits solely inhabits lowland forests, and is not tolerant of secondary habitats. Like most striking plumaged birds wire-crested thorntails are sexually dimorphic with lacking the long “wire” crests and “thorn” tails of males. In typical humming bird fashion wire-crested thorntails feed on nectar from flowers, but will occasionally take insects as well. 
Currently Discosura popelairii is listed as near threatened by the IUCN, as it faces accelerating threats from deforestation in the Amazon Basin. 
Classification
Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Apodiformes-Trochilidae-Discosura-D. popelairii
Image: Bill Bouton

astronomy-to-zoology:

Wire-crested Thorntail (Discosura popelairii)

…a  rare and striking species of hummingbird which occurs in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Where it inhabits solely inhabits lowland forests, and is not tolerant of secondary habitats. Like most striking plumaged birds wire-crested thorntails are sexually dimorphic with lacking the long “wire” crests and “thorn” tails of males. In typical humming bird fashion wire-crested thorntails feed on nectar from flowers, but will occasionally take insects as well. 

Currently Discosura popelairii is listed as near threatened by the IUCN, as it faces accelerating threats from deforestation in the Amazon Basin. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Apodiformes-Trochilidae-Discosura-D. popelairii

Image: Bill Bouton

tweeter scribbledump :U coincidentally the last post for a while since i’ll be in europe for the next three weeks!

a kelpie (for thursday’s sketch dailies), zhivago, miguel and the bug that’s taken to living in his spinal column (and whose colors haven’t been finalized yet), walther/vivian, reverse!hier/aujourd/demain, and the hurricanekids

Artist: Yo-Yo Ma/Isaac Stern/Claudio Abbado & Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Track Name: "Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102, III: Vivace non troppo"
Played: 1238 times

dailyclassical:

Johannes Brahms - Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102, III: Vivace non troppo

Performed by Yo-Yo Ma on solo cello, Isaac Stern on solo violin and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Claudio Abbado conducting


Track Name: "Gravity Falls Intro [Music Box]"
Played: 96883 times

chalkandwater:

Mantis shrimp have divided into two distinct groups based on weaponry. Smashers have developed hard clubs that they use to crack open hard-shelled prey, while Spearers have long and sharp spines at the tip of their claws for spearing their prey. Both use their weapons with lightning speed, showing that their nickname, “thumb splitters”, is well-earned.

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