King Vulture - Sarcoramphus papa
The King Vulture, Sarcoramphus papa (Falconiformes - Cathartidae), is a species of vulture found in the southern part of Mexico and throughout Central and South America to northern Argentina.
The most noticeable difference between king vultures and other vultures is that they are largely covered with white plumage. King vultures are large birds, their wingspan can reach up 1.98 m. Their bare head, neck, beak and muttle are red, orange and yellow, with very striking eyes that are straw, white or silver in color. Their beaks have a hooked tip and cutting edges, which are very strong. There are no differences between the males and females of this species.
this is the best thing i have ever seen
The Dunks would be an amazing basketball mascot.
Helen James, the Curator-in-Charge of the bird collection at the National Museum of Natural History, is here to today to take our questions! Ask her whatever you want about extinct birds, bird evolution, and the secrets contained in the fossil record.
"Lyretail Panchax" (Aphyosemion australe)
Also known as the Cape Lopez lyretail, the lyretail panchax is a species of Nothobranchiid killifish which is endemic to Cape Lopez and its surrounding areas in Gabon. Aphyosemion australe possesses a wide range of color morphs, with individuals ranging from gold to brown colors.
Image: Alexander Prokoshev
Hyena view (by Ed Luce)
Mr. Bones, again. Radical Raptors. He looks and sounds like a feathered dragon and thinks Dennis Robson is his Mommy. Love this guy!
*looks at straight couple* so which one of you is the YA protagonist and which is the romantic subplot?
Technique for making bees ready to eat while on a perch:
- Position bee so it is held just behind the thorax.
- Smack bee’s head against perch.
- Quickly change grip to hold tip of abdomen.
- Rub tail-end against perch till it and the sting is crushed or ejected.
- The head is rapped once or twice and the bee can then be swallowed.
very cute QUAIL making QUAIL NOISES
i need this quail