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The feathers of the rare blue color morph of the typically green and yellow, Yellow-naped Amazon.
Photo by Anthony O’Neil / giraffe-in-a-tree.tumblr
astronomy-to-zoology: Woodpecker Tongues
The woodpecker’s tongue can extend 2/3 its body length. Its tongue is covered in sticky saliva and barbs all over with an ear (a hearing mechanism) at the end of it. So it can listen to its prey. It detects sound. The tongue is so long that it fits its tongue in its head by wrapping around its brain and around its eye sockets. It can move its head/beak up to 15-16 times per second as it strikes a tree. This is incredibly fast. It creates immense forces, 250 more times than astronauts are subjected to. It is 1,000 G’s. The woodpecker has cartilage around the brain that keeps it from shattering.
thekotaroo: This is one of our Silky chicken hybrids. That’s his dad in the background being huffy. His mom is the little black puff ball in the far back. :)
Okay that is just PRECIOUS, stoooooooop
A white Icelandic horse stands in a fenced in area before being sorted at the Skrapatungurétt sorting pen in Iceland on September 18, 2011. Photo by: Paul Taggart / Herd In Iceland
The maned wolf is the largest canid in South America. It is also the tallest wild canid in the world, its stilt-like legs a useful adaptation for spying prey over the tall grasslands where it lives. Despite its name, the maned wolf is not a wolf at all, nor is it a fox, coyote, or dog. It is the only member of the Chrysocyon genus, making it a truly unique animal, not closely related to any other living canid. One hypothesis for this is that the maned wolf is the last surviving species of the Pleistocene Extinction, which wiped out all other large canids from the continent.
Photo taken by Sean Crane in Brazil.