libutron:

fairy-wren:

orange-backed troupial(photo) 

Icterus croconotus (Icteridae) - Brazil

libutron:

fairy-wren:

orange-backed troupial
(photo

Icterus croconotus (Icteridae) - Brazil

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mcsprankles:

ohcorny:

deermary:

Grey Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum) of southeast Asia.

yo why didnt i know about these

Wow man forget regular peacocks this thing is magical.

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ravendroppings:

parliamentrook:

reptila-tequila:

casting & custom posing of a springbok trio by travis de villiers at relive taxidermy, south africa. [source for all images]

final product:

image

art

Seeing as how I adore natural history, studying anatomy, sculpting, art, and science…I often wonder if I really should take becoming a taxidermist more seriously.  This is incredible and something I would adore getting paid to do!

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avianeurope:

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) »by Rudolf Bigler

avianeurope:

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) »by Rudolf Bigler

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worldofthecutestcuties:

People always tell me my cat has the most beautiful eyes

worldofthecutestcuties:

People always tell me my cat has the most beautiful eyes

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feather-in-your-cap:

This appreciation post on the Luzon Bleeding-heart Dove is dedicated to princessofdragons. ;3 It was fun adding to what I knew of these guys (and I might be biased because of a certain dating sim game involving pigeons, which will of course be mentioned).

Information on the Luzon Bleeding-heart Dove:

  • They’re known for and named after the splotch of red feathers on their breast (which are more hairy-like in appearance and often cause an indentation). Many people have mistaken it for a chest wound.
  • Males tend to be bigger
  • There’s a character in the dating sim game Hatoful Boyfriend (play it now) named Anghel who is a Luzon Bleeding-heart Dove.
  • There are five species of bleeding-heart doves (the Mindoro Bleeding-heart, the Negros Bleeding-heart, the Mindanao Bleeding-heart, Luzon Bleeding-heart, and the Sulu Bleeding-heart). The most commonly known is the Luzon.
  • The female will pick where the nest should go, and the male will bring the material to her.
  • The male will chase the chicks away when they’re weaned.
  • They spend most of their time on the forest floor and only fly into trees for roosting purposes.
  • A clutch consists of two eggs.

Thanks for the request, princessofdragons! This was an interesting little research project. Next appreciation post is on lovebirds.~

Image sources (do not remove):
GrooveBox, Peter Stubbs, duffohyeah

Other outside sources:
World Association of Zoos

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asker

ragons asked: I have a question about pricing in your commissions. I've recently been thinking about buying a smaller piece (like a microraptor) but i have no idea what your prices are so i have no idea if its even possible for me. Thank you for your timely reply!

Well, it varies quite a bit depending on colors, size, pose, and whether there are leg wings.

Right now I charge around $450-$500 for 2 1/2 foot long microraptors as long as there’s nothing really unusual or expensive involved. The price goes down to about $250 for something like a 1 1/2 foot long anchiornis.

I start once I have half the total with the other half + shipping due at completion.

Hope that helps.

A generic sort of albino microraptorine, inspired by a picture of an albino red-winged blackbird.

Visit here before attempting to correct my use of the term albino to leucistic. I know the difference.

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