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Working on this one was a lot of fun! I love to draw birds but unfortunately do that very rarely. This one is a memorial artwork commissioned by Cheyenne, with her wonderful cockatiel - Pikachu.
By the way, I will have two or three commission slots open this month, just after I finish work on the ones I’m currently working. If you’re interested you can drop me a PM or an email at [email protected]
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Insecticides can be extremely detrimental to amphibian populations. One study found that when frog embryos were exposed to malathion, a pesticide commonly used to control mosquitoes, hatching success was reduced by 6.5%. Furthermore, 11.2% of the frogs that did hatch had malformed limbs. These deformities both reduce their ability to avoid predators, and make it more difficult for the frogs to navigate their environments. The specimen shown here is a pickerel frog [Rana palustris], the species which was the focus of the study that reported these findings. Images by Rebecca McCluskey.
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great-and-small · 2 hours ago
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Sighthounds walk in italics
Border Collies walk in lowercase
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great-and-small · 3 hours ago
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Hey @theclumsyswordsman I got you! I try to always link the name of the source article in my tags but here is a direct link to the article pdf (hopefully with no paywall)- https://www.int-res.com/articles/meps2007/336/m336p291.pdf
This article explores the sexual dimorphism in a population of blue-footed boobies in Peru!
Did you know that male and female Blue-Footed boobies can be differentiated based on the size and shape of their pupils? Females have a pigmented iris that makes their pupils appear much larger and more irregular than those of their male counterparts. This difference may be related to the fact that males and females feed and hunt slightly different niches of fish in order to reduce feeding competition between the sexes. Here’s a very quick comparison to show how you can differentiate male and female boobies just by looking in their eyes!
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great-and-small · 20 hours ago
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enough media about underdogs or undercats. i need an underbirds
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great-and-small · 20 hours ago
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great-and-small · a day ago
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i used to work at a used bookstore and there was an insect anatomy book for sale that was over $8000 im not even kidding. and i just found it at my school library. its mine for the month.
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great-and-small · a day ago
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God help me if they’re written in cursive I will simply call the referring vet and ask about the case directly 😖
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ponzu, do you think your neck is going to grow even longer?
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i hopinge so…….can reech momther foods beter that way……
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great-and-small · a day ago
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some pictures i took at the county fair horse show thursday night. it went ok. we didnt place. thankfully it suddenly cooled down so having to ride smokey an hr there by unshaded road wasnt too bad
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great-and-small · 2 days ago
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Fox is finally kinda sorta growing into his ears
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great-and-small · 2 days ago
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pov u are my rat ass chihuahua
(she barked three times in the 20 minutes it took to draw this)
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great-and-small · 2 days ago
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American alligators were once nearly extinct throughout their range, and they’re generally considered one of the earliest success stories of the Endangered Species Act. Where I live you can’t throw a stick without hitting a gator these days 💕
whenever you feel yourself turning to doomerism it is important to keep in mind the successes of the past for our natural world and especially just how many things that you would never think now were in a precarious condition were in absolutely dire straits within living memory
according to this news article Kentucky only had 1,000 white tailed deer left around the time of the Great Depression. ONE THOUSAND
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great-and-small · 2 days ago
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I wish there was a way to block "cute animal videos" that are actually depicting mistreatment of animals. People physically manipulating pets to do things that they clearly do not want to be doing is not cute. People provoking irritation so that their cat or dog makes the funny sound they make when they are irritated is not cute. People making pets of wild animals is not cute.
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great-and-small · 3 days ago
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The Rainbow Youth Drop In Centre in Tauranga, Aotearoa NZ has been burnt down in a suspicious fire.
Not to show my whole ass online, but I can confirm I lived in the region for a short while as a young teenager, and the RY group there pulled me through some very rough times. I know that in the past few years they’ve had safety and harassment concerns, but this is a massive escalation. This is very scary for young LGBT people in the region, and I’m shattered for them to lose a safe zone. Additionally, the building burnt down was a historically significant one to the region.
Here is the givealittle they’re using to raise funds.
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great-and-small · 3 days ago
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dream outfit
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great-and-small · 4 days ago
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For my final Galapagos post I wanted to share some of the intimate bird portraits I took in the islands. Can’t even express how amazing it was to see fauna like this up close
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1 (Young adult Galapagos penguin)
2 (Male Blue-footed booby)
3 (Female and male magnificent frigatebird)
4 (Galapagos short-eared owl)
5 (Red-footed booby)
6 (Waved albatross)
7 (Courting male and female Nazca booby)
8 (Female magnificent frigatebird and chick)
9 (Galapagos mockingbird)
10 (Large ground finch)
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