Just another blog by an ambiguously-gendered primeval monster.

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Dislikes: people who aren't statues yet; bros; Perseus

21st February 2014

Post reblogged from valtari with 63,149 notes

officialunitedstates:

FACT OF THE NIGHT:  owls are the smartest birds, able to speak over 22 bird languages.  most owls graduated top of their class at bird school, which is for birds

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9th December 2013

Photoset reblogged from Have You Seen My Meds? with 38,992 notes

anglepoiselamp:

Tired swimmer rescued in Finland

During the first weekend of November, a Finnish man was kayaking on a lake in a thick fog. He saw something floating in the water, and when he got closer he saw that it was a Northern Hawk-Owl. It was clearly exhausted and the man lifted it out of the freezing water onto the tip of his kayak. The owl then crawled to his lap for warmth and burrowed under his lifejacket.

Since his original destination was too far away, the man decided to head for a nearby art museum on the lake shore. Once there he was eagerly assisted by both visitors and a museum guide, who took the bird in to rest and dry up next to a warm stove.  At the end of the day the owl had recovered and was released back into the wild.

How the owl ended up in the lake in the first place remains a mystery. It may have got lost in the fog, or have been driven out to the lake by Hooded Crows (if a flock spots a predatory bird they tend to chase it away quite aggressively).

(This is my summarized translation of the article which is only available in Finnish. No copyright infringement is intended, only sharing this to celebrate the brave little owl and all the people who helped him.)

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4th December 2013

Photoset reblogged from bird or fiend with 682 notes

myopia:

song sparrow (x)

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2nd December 2013

Photoset reblogged from DEEP IN THE WOODS A FUNERAL IS SWINGIN' with 843 notes

denizensofearth:

CROWS vs. RAVENS (and the Corvid family tree)

Crows and ravens belong to the family Corvidae, which also includes jays, magpies, rooks, jackdaws, treepies, choughs and nutcrackers; all collectively known as corvids.  They are considered the most intelligent of birds, and among the most intelligent of all animals because of their self-awareness and ability to make tools.

Crows, ravens and jackdaws all belong to one genus, Corvus.  There are actually quite a few species of ravens and crows around the world, but in the United States, most people use the terms “crow” and “raven” to refer to the American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) and the Common Raven (Corvus corax).  Both species are black in color and have very similar bodies, so how do you tell them apart?

The easiest difference to spot is size.  Ravens are significantly larger than crows; if you’ve ever got up close to one, you’ve probably been amazed at how big they seem!  Ravens also have shaggy neck feathers, while crows’ lie smooth.

Crows are more likely to be found in noisy, populated areas, but ravens tend to prefer more secluded habitats.  Crows’ loud, repetitive caws are also very different from the croak of a raven.  Ravens also have a much longer lifespan than crows; the American Crow averages 8 years while the Common Raven can live to 30.(x)(x)

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21st October 2013

Photo with 82 notes

[B/w photo of Siouxsie on stage in Paris, 1984, slowly becoming an owl.  Photo by Philippe Carly.]

[B/w photo of Siouxsie on stage in Paris, 1984, slowly becoming an owl.  Photo by Philippe Carly.]

An owl facing forward, with its head rotated at an improbable angle

Tagged: it all makes sense nowmonsterssiouxsiechief high priestess of the gorgon societybirds

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17th October 2013

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berfrois:




Hiroshige, Mandarin Ducks, c. 1830

berfrois:

Hiroshige, Mandarin Ducks, c. 1830

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1st October 2013

Photoset reblogged from Sage Noir with 399,644 notes

[Animated gifs: an owl with flawless eyelashes is happy to be nuzzled by a human]

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Tagged: gifowlbirdsglam ones

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21st September 2013

Post reblogged from The World's Largest Box of Apple Juice! with 171,708 notes

omgrunlol:

powerlesbian:

today i learned domesticated talking birds that escape are teaching wild talking birds expletives that sometimes become that flock’s group call

can you imagine being out on a nature walk and randomly hearing a group of birds screaming HEY ASSHOLE

oh my god

A dudebro sees a woman walking down the street with her grocery shopping.  He steps towards her, invades her space.  The dudebro grabs his crotch and says, “Hey baby, don’t eat that, eat this!”  Suddenly the trees above him are full of the whirring of wings, and a hundred voices cry out at once, “YOU ASSHOLE!”  The dudebro looks up, then drops to his knees in terror.  It is the parrots.  The parrots are judging him, a sea of bright eyes amid green feathers, their gaze inescapable.  The parrots know.

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19th September 2013

Photo reblogged from Bonesy Dekay with 36 notes

pacificpikachu:

My husband peacock Cobalt. He’s still getting his shiny feathers in, but he has at least one eye feather now and his back is starting to turn green!

pacificpikachu:

My husband peacock Cobalt. He’s still getting his shiny feathers in, but he has at least one eye feather now and his back is starting to turn green!

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29th August 2013

Post reblogged from miss teen lesbian 1996 with 13 notes

jareth-gates:

do pigeons have a hierarchy?

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