Ornithology
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muuuf:

superbnature:

My BABY by FuYiChen http://ift.tt/1roymJf

Râle à poitrine blanche

White-breasted Waterhen
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
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lotsofbirds:

Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala)
Distribution: South Asia
IUCN Status: Near Threatened{ Ecology } { Vocalizations } { eBird }
 (Photo by oldandsolo @ flickr // CC 2.0)

Painted Stork
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
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banji-realness:

Automatic zygodactyl hypnotic funky fresh

fine example of Zygodactyl feet
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creatures-alive:

(via 500px / Silver Pheasant by Too Ratana-u-bol)

Silver Pheasant 
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
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Schwans
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
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raptorwing:

A leucistic (partially-albino) red-tailed hawk coming in to land on a glove.

Red-tailed Hawk
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
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hadrian6:

The Abduction of Ganymede. 1615-20. artist unknown. oil/canvas.
http://hadrian6.tumblr.com
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nslm1954:

Saker Falcon Triptych

Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae
Interesting Wiki-facts about the Saker Falcon
The Turul is the most important bird in the origin myth of the Magyars (Hungarian people). It is a divine messenger, and perches on top of the tree of life along with the other spirits of unborn children in the form of birds. The Turul became a symbol of power, strength, and nobility, and it is still used today on the coat of arms of the Hungarian Army, the Counter Terrorism Centre and the Office of National Security.
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fryemuseum:

Julius Scheuerer (German, 1859-1913)Peacock, 1907
Oil on canvas36 1/2 x 24 1/2 in.Charles and Emma Frye Collection, 1952.148

Peacock
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
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eclecticpandas:

woah- albino animals !

Peacock
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
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djferreira224:

Peregrine Sunrise by jnhPhoto on Flickr.

Peregrine Falcon
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae
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becausebirds:

This GIF shows how the toucan releases heat using its beak to cool itself off.
The toucan beak isn’t just beautiful, it’s also an adjustable thermal radiator that the bird uses to warm and cool itself. When the bird is hot, the blood vessels in their beak open up to allow more circulation to enable heat to escape. Birds can’t sweat so evolution has come up with some life hacks to get the job done. [video]

Toucan
Order: Piciformes
Family: Ramphastidae