reaching to the stars, I’ll steal them all for you
calling, crawling, spinning, falling, all for you
that bird is seriously unreal. Violet-backed starling - Cynniricinclus leucogaster - wiki page here.
Amazonian Treasure Trove Yields 15 New Bird Species
by Nadia Drake
The Amazon rainforest, a well-known epicenter of biodiversity, has offered up another trove of riches. The treasure takes the form of 15 newly described bird species. Some are tiny. One has a long, curved bill. Another is super fluffy. All live in the southern Amazon, most of them in an area known as the “arc of deforestation.”
It’s been 140 years since as many new Brazilian bird species were described at one time. In 1871, 40 new species were described by Austrian August von Pelzeln in Zur Ornithologie Brasiliens.
Discovered mostly within the last five years, in southern swaths of forest, many of the birds live near rivers. Eleven can only be found in Brazil; four of the species have also been seen in Peru and Bolivia. Most are Passeriformes, belonging to an order that includes ravens, sparrows, and finches.
They were spotted on various expeditions that included ornithologist Luis Silveira, of the University of São Paulo, and his students, as well as collaborators from three additional institutions. Together, they noticed that these strange new birds didn’t quite fit in…
(read more: Wired Science) (photos: Vitor de Q. Piacentini)
A lion and a miniature sausage dog have formed an unlikely friendship after the little dog took the king of the jungle under his wing as a cub.
Bonedigger, a five-year old male lion, and Milo, a seven-year old Dachshund, are so close that Milo helps the lion clean his teeth after dinner.
The 500lbs lion dwarfs little Milo, yet after the dog took the disabled lion into his protection as a cub, Bonedigger has rarely left his side.
cat doesn’t want to get out of nice warm bath [x]
the pad on his head ^_^
makes me so happy
are we not going to talk about the fact that he’s in a saucepan
ok so i tried to find out what breed of cattle this is and i havent been successful but i found these two
and their names are texas tornado and johnny football
the pics are from this website and i dont know jack shit about cattle breeding so maybe someone can tell me if they’re a special breed
SWEET SKIES ABOVE WHAT BREED OF COW IS THIS?!?!
I mean srsly how often do you see a snail drink water?
oh my goodness this is actually the cutest thing
oh my gosh it’s adorable!
Yo there’s an adorable snail drinking water on your dash
Reblog that shit
this is weirdly hypnotic
probably the highest quality gif I’ve seen in a while
and it’s a snail
I thought snails would transform into butterflies