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herpsandbirds · 2 days
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Purple-backed Thornbill (Ramphomicron microrhynchum), male, family Trochilidae, order Apodidae, Colombia
photograph by Cristian Valencia
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occasionallybirds · 2 days
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American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)
July 19, 2024
Southeastern Pennsylvania
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They're growing up, and it's kind of sad. Good thing I refuse to grow up.
Kohlmeise 🐥 (great tit) in Stuttgart-West.
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Mourning doves illustrated by Louis Agassiz Fuertes in the book Birds of New York (1910–14) by Elon Howard Eaton.
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siravalon · 2 days
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Bird of the Week: The Hooded Pitohui! 🪶
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The hooded pitohui, an old world oriole, is a truly unique bird. They are one of the few, quite literally, toxic birds. Within the skin and feather tissues of the hooded pitohui are batrachotoxins; they are believed to come from the choresine beetles that the pitohuis consume.
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Hooded pitohuis can be found throughout forested areas of New Guinea. Their diet consists of plant material such as fruits, nuts, and berries, as well as the beetles that give them their infamous toxin.
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agavnythepigeon · 10 hours
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-🇦🇲🐤Birds of Armenia illustration series🐤🇦🇲-
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beardedmrbean · 6 months
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I like how the one dude had to sit down twice he was so overwhelmed
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dumbbitchawards · 2 months
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Crying over these geese.. oh to be a solitary goose finding love and starting a family in an interracial goose relationship
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fusgia · 6 months
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hey guys you wanna see a really really bad image of a pelican
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YEAH you do. here it is. jesus fucking christ
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pipermintz · 1 year
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I feel like if humans swallowed rocks like birds do to help grind up food we'd have so much fun with it.
Can just imagine all the girlies on tiktok going "I know this is a bit controversial but I honestly love using limestone as a gastrolith. Not only can you readily forage it but they are just so pretty when smoothed out after regurgitating them"
and then all the comments would be like " girl 😭 😭 calcite dissolves in stomach acid!! Just use quartz if you want a pretty gastrolith like 💀"
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autistrix · 3 months
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[https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/93366974] Anhinga || Anhinga anhinga Observed in United States Least Concern in location of observation
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herpsandbirds · 2 days
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Diederik Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx caprius), family Cuculidae, order Cuculiformes, South Africa
Photograph by Johan Frost
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errantsquam · 3 months
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edit: ayo this is doing numbers. check out my newsletter, it's free and comes with bird facts
edit TWO: by popular request there are shirts now
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longingforrotkehlchen · 15 hours
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Behold the cuteness of birb. This birb. All birbs.
Grünfink 🐣 (greenfinch) im Oberen Schlossgarten, Stuttgart-Mitte.
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webberwoof · 10 months
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finch fancam❤
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