becausebirds:

deermary:

Red tailed black cockatoo females (Calyptorhynchus banksii) of Austrailia

because…birds!

(via tyrannosaurslair)

Just a reminder that young chickens still have claws on their thumbs and how cool is that?

thecrimsonkitsune:

bookrat:

Concept art for a life-sized Deinonychus.
LOOK, I DON’T CARE IF THE ENTIRE GODDAMN PLANET WANTS SCRUFFY SCARY RAPTOR MONSTERS HE’S MINE AND HE’S GOING TO BE FABULOUS AND YOU CANNOT STOP ME.
Macaw feathers are too cyan to match peacock blue; if dye doesn’t help than the blue wing feathers will have to go. u.u

Try harlequin macaw owo No one ever gives them the attention they deserve

Those are gorgeous and color match, but are probably outside my budget. Thanks for the tip nonetheless. O:

thecrimsonkitsune:

bookrat:

Concept art for a life-sized Deinonychus.

LOOK, I DON’T CARE IF THE ENTIRE GODDAMN PLANET WANTS SCRUFFY SCARY RAPTOR MONSTERS HE’S MINE AND HE’S GOING TO BE FABULOUS AND YOU CANNOT STOP ME.

Macaw feathers are too cyan to match peacock blue; if dye doesn’t help than the blue wing feathers will have to go. u.u

Try harlequin macaw owo No one ever gives them the attention they deserve

Those are gorgeous and color match, but are probably outside my budget. Thanks for the tip nonetheless. O:

Concept art for a life-sized Deinonychus. 
LOOK, I DON’T CARE IF THE ENTIRE GODDAMN PLANET WANTS SCRUFFY SCARY RAPTOR MONSTERS HE’S MINE AND HE’S GOING TO BE FABULOUS AND YOU CANNOT STOP ME.

Macaw feathers are too cyan to match peacock blue; if dye doesn’t help than the blue wing feathers will have to go. u.u

Concept art for a life-sized Deinonychus.

LOOK, I DON’T CARE IF THE ENTIRE GODDAMN PLANET WANTS SCRUFFY SCARY RAPTOR MONSTERS HE’S MINE AND HE’S GOING TO BE FABULOUS AND YOU CANNOT STOP ME.

Macaw feathers are too cyan to match peacock blue; if dye doesn’t help than the blue wing feathers will have to go. u.u

dinodorks:

Hello friends,

When I’m financially able, the first pet I plan on getting is a bird. Are any of you guys bird owners? Any advice like what is a good first time bird, where should I go to get one, where should I go to get an adequately sized cage, how to care for it, etc.
-Dinostuck

Chickens are really hardy, easy to care for, and don’t come with a century of responsibility. I’d rate them as intelligent on average as a cat, but easier to train. Plus, eggs.
There are hundreds of cool breeds, including miniature bantams(Belgian d’uccles look almost like calico microraptors!)

Fancy pigeons have similar advantages in a smaller size with little danger of neighborhood backlash, although those actually fly(not that chickens can’t, they just prefer not to). Satinettes are really cute.

Quail are dumb as rocks, but they’re adorable and quiet, and don’t fly much. They can’t perch though, so their cage has to be wide rather than tall.


I’d avoid super intelligent species like parrots unless you’re prepared for the responsibility of something as smart as a small, devious child capable of biting ears off. I have no experience with those, so I can’t say much.

moreanimalia said: WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT but green peafowl are endangered o.o

Yeah, but at some point a bunch were imported and bred here. They’re a lot more rare and expensive than India blues, but they’re all captive bred so no others need to be imported?

Unfortunately, the subspecies are all sort of interbred and it’s not uncommon for them to be hybridized with the blues, so finding a proper green of the gorgeous Imperator subspecies is really hard.

When I got a closer look at my find I thought maybe it was a weird blue after all, but after comparing it to some pictures and other peacock feathers it looks like I’ve got a low-content juvenile hybrid rather than a proper green or blue. Not that I’m complaining! <3

Xiaotingia sculpture~

Lady Amherst, golden, and mostly Reeves pheasant feathers, from both roosters and hens. This one was a lot more involved than usual…

Guess who just found an only slightly maggoty roadkill green peacock~