becausebirds:

Goshawk testing its flying capabilities. It is shown flying through a circular opening, horizontal opening, vertical opening and a tunnel. [video]

wrote-miss-ibis:

cellarspider:

lyricalred:

whiskyrunner:

Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone.

look me in the eye and tell me that’s not a fucking dragon

And they aren’t naturally red like that. That’s self-applied makeup. They find the reddest earth they can to work into their feathers as a status symbol.

And they don’t scavenge other parts of carcases, just the bones. 85-90% of their diet is exclusively bone. Hence why it’s only a myth that these birds would just pick up whole lambs and carry them off. It’s not true, but in German they’re still called Lämmergeier as a result.

So metal

(via murdor)

HATOFUL BOYFRIEND SPREADS ITS WINGS OF LOVE AUGUST 21ST

coelasquid:

devolverdigital:

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The bird-loving folks of developer Mediatonic (Amateur Surgeon, Foul Play) and avian-friendly publisher Devolver Digital are pleased to announce that the revamped Hatoful Boyfriend will launch for PC, Mac, and Linux on August 21st. Early birds can get 10% off the $9.99 worm by pre-ordering Hatoful Boyfriend before it launches on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/310080).

Ornithological gamers with finer tastes at the top of the pecking order can fly away with the Hatoful Boyfriend “Summer of Dove Collector’s Edition” that includes the official digital soundtrack, an exclusive digital comic from series creator Hato Moa, exclusive wallpapers of Oko-san, and a digital St. Pigeonations 2014 Yearbook.

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As the only human in St. PigeoNation’s prestigious school for birds you’ll encounter a feathered cast of characters and choose a suitable love interest all while managing elective school classes. Follow your heart as you choose your path and go on romantic dates you but be wary of fowl twists and turns along the way that could turn you love life upside down.

Longtime fans of the series can expect to discover an exclusive all-new scenario and ending designed by series creator Hato Moa.

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“You nerds can keep your virtual reality headsets and your haptic feedback,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. “Pre-pubescent bird love games are the next big growth category.”

For more information about the leading romantic bird simulator Hatoful Boyfriend, Mediatonic or malevolent publisher Devolver Digital, please visit www.devolverdigital.com or start chatting up some local birds just to see what’s up.

There’s going to be a collector’s edition!

koryos:

Dominance Behavior in Canids

I didn’t really even WANT to make a post about this.

The alpha-beta-omega model of wolf packs is dead in scientific literature, hammered into the ground, so to speak, and it’s been dead for over ten years. So why am I still hearing about it on TV and reading about it in articles? Why are popular dog trainers that encourage you to “be the alpha” still taken seriously?

I think the unfortunate truth is that the idea that there are strong and ferocious leaders in wolf packs and that you, too, can take on that role with your dog is just somehow appealing to people. Almost romantic, in the older sense of the word. And because of this, it makes money. It sells werewolf media. It sells dog training classes. Educational science channels that have no business promoting this false ideology keep it on board because it gets people watching.

If you couldn’t tell, I’m pretty fed up with the whole thing.

Okay, let’s talk about dominance, particularly what the word even means, because popular media does a terrible job of explaining it.

Read more…

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sykohyko:

Now that Lucy is number one at the box office.

sykohyko:

Now that Lucy is number one at the box office.

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I attempted a painting~ With actual paint~

I attempted a painting~ With actual paint~

asker

Anonymous asked: Did you ever sell that dragon bust you made?

Nope, it’s still around, glaring at me while I work.

roachpatrol:

fairy-wren:

Prairie Chicken Portrait (by Jeff Dyck)

do you ever just sit and think about how utterly beautiful and absurd dinosaurs must have looked

roachpatrol:

fairy-wren:

Prairie Chicken Portrait (by Jeff Dyck)

do you ever just sit and think about how utterly beautiful and absurd dinosaurs must have looked

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zzri-bearded-vulture:

son-pereda:

via 500px / butterfly bird by Xiaojun Shen

looks like a butterfly. 


Stings like a bird.  :V  

zzri-bearded-vulture:

son-pereda:

via 500px / butterfly bird by Xiaojun Shen

looks like a butterfly. 

Stings like a bird.  :V  

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Dinosaur Feathers

travisbeacham:

"It kinda takes something away from t-rex if it has feathers."

You see him moving through the colonnade of tree trunks, huge and impossibly silent. You can’t help but gasp. That was a mistake. He stops and snaps his massive head in your direction, his eyes flashing against his hulking silhouette. He chuffs quietly. You see the plume of breath spill from his toothy jaws. You keep perfectly still. The forest seems to hold her breath. Maybe he doesn’t see you. Maybe that movie was right. But your heart sinks as he fixes his eyes on yours and his lion’s mane of bristly black feathers stands on end. He definitely sees you.

(In other words, feathers don’t take anything away from t-rex. You’re just not using your imagination properly.)