sambwmn:

Luzon Bleeding-Heart (Gallicolumba luzonica) 

is a species of ground dove native to the islands of Luzon and Polillo in the Philippines. They get the name bleeding heart due to a unusual splash of blood red feathers on the center of the birds chest making it look like the bird has received a wound and is bleeding out, this illusion is enhanced due to a reddish hue of feathers on the bird’s front which almost look blood soaked. This species behaves in a similar fashion to other ground pigeons in that it eats mostly eats seeds, berries and grubs and is very secretive almost never leaving the forest floor.

Phylogeny

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slobbering:

From the Slobbering Darkness

slobbering:

From the Slobbering Darkness

laughingtillweredead:

 ✞A land of horrific, dark ideas and things✞

laughingtillweredead:

 ✞A land of horrific, dark ideas and things✞

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headlikeanorange:

A male red-capped manakin trying to impress a female. (North America - Discovery Channel)

headlikeanorange:

A male red-capped manakin trying to impress a female. (North America - Discovery Channel)

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howtoskinatiger:

Pied Carrawong by M Hooper

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odditiesoflife:

Master of Disguise
Portrait of an Eastern Screech Owl. At first glance, its difficult to see the owl hidden within the tree. Even its fur pattern resembles the surrounding bark. The Eastern Screech Owl seen here is doing what these magnificent birds of prey do best - blend in.
Photo by Graham McGeorge

odditiesoflife:

Master of Disguise

Portrait of an Eastern Screech Owl. At first glance, its difficult to see the owl hidden within the tree. Even its fur pattern resembles the surrounding bark. The Eastern Screech Owl seen here is doing what these magnificent birds of prey do best - blend in.

Photo by Graham McGeorge

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This condor-looking bird is cool.

This condor-looking bird is cool.

joshbyard:

Animal Consciousness: Corvids Demonstrate a Sense of Fairness

a pair of biologists at the University of Vienna trained six carrion crows and four ravens to exchange pebble tokens for food. The researchers then created same-species pairs for a series of experiments. When the birds saw their partners getting food for free, without having to exchange tokens, they tended to exchange tokens less often. Sometimes the birds that got the short shrift even gave away tokens, but refused to take their reward. Other research has suggested that a sense of equity evolved several times in unrelated animals, the University of Vienna researchers write. Knowing what’s fair is linked to cooperative behavior in species, they say, and that makes sense with crows and ravens, which form alliances and share food and information.

(via New Study Says Unfairness Really Ruffles Crows’ Feathers | Popular Science)

joshbyard:

Animal Consciousness: Corvids Demonstrate a Sense of Fairness

a pair of biologists at the University of Vienna trained six carrion crows and four ravens to exchange pebble tokens for food. The researchers then created same-species pairs for a series of experiments. When the birds saw their partners getting food for free, without having to exchange tokens, they tended to exchange tokens less often. Sometimes the birds that got the short shrift even gave away tokens, but refused to take their reward. Other research has suggested that a sense of equity evolved several times in unrelated animals, the University of Vienna researchers write. Knowing what’s fair is linked to cooperative behavior in species, they say, and that makes sense with crows and ravens, which form alliances and share food and information.

(via New Study Says Unfairness Really Ruffles Crows’ Feathers | Popular Science)

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