The Long Wattled Umbrella Bird is a species of endangered (vulnerable status) tropical bird.
They are characterised by their long, inflatable wattle hanging from central chest of the male, which is up to 35 cm long and covered in short, scaly feathers.
I may have been sick, but I had a fun weekend #pterosaur #discoveryparkofamerica
OH WHAT THE EVERLOVING FUCK
I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO SLEEP AGAIN WITHOUT HAVING NIGHTMARES OF THESE HORRIBLE MONSTERS
(Random ornithologist attack!)
Hi there! Actually, the reason these baby finches have such weird mouths is pretty cool - vidua finches are a family of bird that exclusively lay their eggs in the nests of estrildid finches. To defend themselves, estrildid finches have evolved these mouth patterns so that the host parents can check the gaps of their babies and distinguish which ones are actually their own, and which belong to the vidua finches (although, since each species of vidua finch specializes in just one species of estrildid finch, their gape patterns tend to look very similar).
Ohh, that’s awesome! Thanks! I think I’m still going to have nightmares, though…
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(99% possibility The writing will be crap.)
(Anon must be on.)
Everyone who reblogs this will get one.