the birds are our brothers!

daily love for our avian siblings, of all species


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Reblogged from geebootaro
geebootaro:

今日のゆず
Today’s Yuzu

どーですかお客さん!
“I will show it to you!”


#conure #mybird #yuzu #greencheek #ホオミドリアカオウロコインコ

thank you, bb

geebootaro:

今日のゆず
Today’s Yuzu

どーですかお客さん!
“I will show it to you!”


#conure #mybird #yuzu #greencheek #ホオミドリアカオウロコインコ

thank you, bb

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Reblogged from pepperandpals
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Reblogged from importantbirds
importantbirds:

the laste photograp upon The Cameramans was… SHAPE OF BRIPMOUTH!! (all tiny peeper sittin the campfire become FRIGHT) what a spookle tale

importantbirds:

the laste photograp upon The Cameramans was… SHAPE OF BRIPMOUTH!! (all tiny peeper sittin the campfire become FRIGHT) what a spookle tale

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Reblogged from becausebirds

becausebirds:

My favorite bird, the Hooded Merganser, I lovingly call it the Bride of Frankenstein bird. I love their head banging, and the little rocking dance like in the first GIF and last photo.

follow becausebirds for more birds! and see more birding stuff on becausebirds.com

Trufax, these were my favorite at the Houston zoo duck pond when I was a bb.

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Reblogged from happyurepii

more people need to appreciate dovekies

becausebirds:

queensimia:

accobi:

image

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this has been a dovekie appreciation post

#it’s like a penguin crossed with a fat swallow

Black and white just like the best bird of all time.

(Source: happyurepii, via smallestbird)

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Reblogged from animals-riding-animals
animals-riding-animals:

pigeon riding turtles


yup, pigeons

animals-riding-animals:

pigeon riding turtles

yup, pigeons

(via birdsarebetterthansnakes)

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Reblogged from pepperandpals

pepperandpals:

Watch this video and learn how to succeed at life.

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Reblogged from debunkshy

debunkshy:

#common yellowthroat (pair)

#donald park #wi

(via birdsarebetterthansnakes)

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Reblogged from jonklassen2
frutinha:

i want a relationship like this

frutinha:

i want a relationship like this

(Source: jonklassen2, via smallestbird)

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Reblogged from mindblowingscience
mindblowingscience:

CROWS BEAT TEST THAT STUMPS LITTLE KIDS

In Aesop’s fable about the crow and the pitcher, a thirsty bird finds a vessel of water, but when he tries to drink from it, he finds that the water level is too low. Not strong enough to knock over the pitcher, the bird drops pebbles into it—one at a time—until the water level rises enough for him to drink his fill.
Highlighting the value of ingenuity, the fable demonstrates that cognitive ability can often be more effective than brute force. It also characterizes crows as pretty resourceful problem solvers.
New research conducted by University of California, Santa Barbara’s Corina Logan and collaborators proves the birds’ intellectual prowess may be more fact than fiction. The findings appear in PLOS ONE.
“We showed that crows can discriminate between different volumes of water and that they can pass a modified test that so far only 7- to 10-year-old children have been able to complete successfully,” says Logan, who is lead author of the paper.
“We provide the strongest evidence so far that the birds attend to cause-and-effect relationships by choosing options that displace more water.”

Continue Reading.

mindblowingscience:

CROWS BEAT TEST THAT STUMPS LITTLE KIDS

In Aesop’s fable about the crow and the pitcher, a thirsty bird finds a vessel of water, but when he tries to drink from it, he finds that the water level is too low. Not strong enough to knock over the pitcher, the bird drops pebbles into it—one at a time—until the water level rises enough for him to drink his fill.

Highlighting the value of ingenuity, the fable demonstrates that cognitive ability can often be more effective than brute force. It also characterizes crows as pretty resourceful problem solvers.

New research conducted by University of California, Santa Barbara’s Corina Logan and collaborators proves the birds’ intellectual prowess may be more fact than fiction. The findings appear in PLOS ONE.

“We showed that crows can discriminate between different volumes of water and that they can pass a modified test that so far only 7- to 10-year-old children have been able to complete successfully,” says Logan, who is lead author of the paper.

“We provide the strongest evidence so far that the birds attend to cause-and-effect relationships by choosing options that displace more water.”

Continue Reading.

(via boogeoisie)

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Reblogged from dannythebudgie

dannythebudgie:

You put the budgie in the coconut. 

(Source: derekbair.blogspot.com, via pepperandpals)

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Reblogged from darwinthebird
darwinthebird:

Darwin the Bird’s 1000 Followers Giveaway!
In celebration of sharing nearly 2 years with 1,000 of you, I would be honored to give out some special talon-picked bird treats and toys to a few lucky winners!
Rules
3 winners will be chosen randomly; however:
You must have a pet bird or know someone with a pet bird with whom you can share the goodies! The prizes are all bird things, of course.
Must be following darwinthebird
Only reblogs of this post will count (You’re welcome to like it, though!)
You can reblog up to 10 times to increase your odds of winning (a random generator will be used, but your URL will be entered more than once for each reblog up to 10)
Contest period will last from now until July 31, 2014
As mentioned above, 3 URLs will be randomly picked. Once the winners are chosen on July 31, my human (baroness) will message each of you within a few days to ask for more information on your bird’s species, name, and food/toy preferences! Also, your mailing address.
Depending on the size/species of your bird, winners will receive:
1-3 toys
1-3 snacks
Some of my prettiest feathers
A talon-written, stamped message from me!
Happy contesting! Please direct all questions and suggestions here so that I can answer them for everyone else to see.





*We cannot 100% guarantee that you will receive exactly the toy/food you ask for, but dietary restrictions will be honored and we will do our very best to send something that will make your bird happy!

darwinthebird:

Darwin the Bird’s 1000 Followers Giveaway!

In celebration of sharing nearly 2 years with 1,000 of you, I would be honored to give out some special talon-picked bird treats and toys to a few lucky winners!

Rules

3 winners will be chosen randomly; however:

  1. You must have a pet bird or know someone with a pet bird with whom you can share the goodies! The prizes are all bird things, of course.
  2. Must be following darwinthebird
  3. Only reblogs of this post will count (You’re welcome to like it, though!)
  4. You can reblog up to 10 times to increase your odds of winning (a random generator will be used, but your URL will be entered more than once for each reblog up to 10)
  5. Contest period will last from now until July 31, 2014

As mentioned above, 3 URLs will be randomly picked. Once the winners are chosen on July 31, my human (baroness) will message each of you within a few days to ask for more information on your bird’s species, name, and food/toy preferences! Also, your mailing address.

Depending on the size/species of your bird, winners will receive:

  • 1-3 toys
  • 1-3 snacks
  • Some of my prettiest feathers
  • A talon-written, stamped message from me!

Happy contesting! Please direct all questions and suggestions here so that I can answer them for everyone else to see.

*We cannot 100% guarantee that you will receive exactly the toy/food you ask for, but dietary restrictions will be honored and we will do our very best to send something that will make your bird happy!

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Reblogged from tilleyandpepperthebirds
tilleyandpepperthebirds:

Maybe we went a little overboard on the water intake, Pepper… Mom dry us off please. - Tilley #cockatiel #greencheek #conure

tilleyandpepperthebirds:

Maybe we went a little overboard on the water intake, Pepper… Mom dry us off please. - Tilley #cockatiel #greencheek #conure

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Reblogged from emuwren
emuwren:

The Black-crowned Tchagra - Tchagra senegala, is a bushshrike. This species is found in the Arabian Peninsula and most of Africa in scrub, open woodland and semi-desert.
Photo by Kobus Saayman.

emuwren:

The Black-crowned Tchagra - Tchagra senegala, is a bushshrike. This species is found in the Arabian Peninsula and most of Africa in scrub, open woodland and semi-desert.

Photo by Kobus Saayman.

(via birdsarebetterthansnakes)

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Reblogged from rainydayrecesstoo