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kedreeva · 20 hours ago
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Structural iridescence is a hell of a thing.
Peafowl are actually brown and black birds! Without structural iridescence, their necks would likely look a lot like Stan's in pigmentation:
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Cameo (Stan's morph name) is famously non-iridescent, under any light. Stan is technically a very low percent Spalding, which means if you look very, very closely, you can see a teeny tiny bit of iridescence on top of his head still. A full blue cameo won't have any at all, and their facial skin will be stark white:
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Cameo is technically a dilute, so a matte peacock would likely be even darker yet.
In further fun facts, peafowl grow into their iridescence over the first 5 years of their lives. By age 3, they will look mostly like an adult, and by age 5 they will look their best color. Blue cocks younger than 2 years usually only have the feather structure to show green, which will "flash" blue in the right light- but it will be a more teal blue than the rich royal blue of an adult!
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Happy Saturday!
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fhtagn-and-tentacles · a day ago
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FLOOF 
by Abigail Jill Harding
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natalinaofficial · 2 days ago
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www.instagram.com/officialnatalina
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jenniedavis · a day ago
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the--far--lands · a day ago
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A moodboard for Joey Graceffa w/ jungle themes ;; parrots & gold jewelry
for @winterlyrock !! ( there u go bestie,, sorry it took me so long <3 )
Art credit -> 🏳️‍🌈
Banner credit -> 🦜
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funnytwittertweets · 6 months ago
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ostdrossel · a year ago
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Bird backs
can be very interesting because they reveal the beautiful patterns and textures of feathers. Here’s to a happy Friday!
(Blue Jay, Starling, Cardinal, MoDo, Chickadee, Bluebird, House Finch, Starling)
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4gifs · 8 months ago
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“This is my life now”
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parotcardsroxy · 7 days ago
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this is a senegal parrot plumage appreciation post
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alithographica · 3 months ago
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What would be the wing shape of a Penguin?
(Context: Wing Shapes graphic and follow-up ask re: flightless wing shapes)
So unlike other birds, including flightless ones, penguin wings don't gain a secondary shape from their feathers. Penguin feathers are really short and dense, so they match the contour of the wing tightly.
Check out this photo—you can see the light coming through behind the wing, revealing that it's pretty much all flesh. There's only a sliver of feather-without-flesh on the trailing edge.
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(Image source © Ben Price)
This shape is a very effective flipper, so all the penguin needs is a layer of insulating and smoothing feathers and it's good to go.
Compare this to the featherless shape of a flighted bird's wing and you'll see it's pretty close:
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(Image source)
(Behold, a man.)
Shape diagnosis: In a sense, penguin wings are the MOST bird-shaped because they're closest to the true shape of their flesh. Other birds with their big long-feathered wings are LIARS and FALSE IDOLS. Penguin supremacy.
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kedreeva · 20 hours ago
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the feather in that post about peacock iridescence made me wonder, are peafowl soft/fluffy like chickens are? or are they more smooth like ducks?
Peahens overall, and peacock bodies, are probably more smooth like ducks. Good, soft feathers. Lots of fluff underneath but it doesn't compact down like a chicken's.
But also adult peacock neck feathers are literally the worst to touch, they are... kind of like touching a feather that is made of dog guard hairs that haven't been washed in 3 years. Like they're just bad, they're so unnecessarily bad. If you get to choose to pet a hen or a cock, go with the hen. The iridescent feathers are Bad.
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missusruin · 14 days ago
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witchsona commission for @reallygoodcake
feathers / eyes / candles witch w/ phoenix familiar
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monsieur-j · 4 months ago
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Moschino S/S 2022 Runway Details
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natalinaofficial · 2 days ago
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www.instagram.com/officialnatalina
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anonbeadraws · 5 months ago
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Character sheet commission for Peach of Prince Olivar; probably the Only fae royalty you could consider trusting because he is hot, dumb and has one braincell which he shares with his mortal fiance.    So can you tell i love him???
✨commission info in source link below✨
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sosuperawesome · 11 months ago
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Sarah Godfrey on Instagram
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pallanophblargh · a month ago
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Tonight’s progress, featuring a charming little man: American kestrels are illegally cute.
Been struggling all day. Usually the minute I hit post, though, I can see everything that needs to be fixed, so here we go.
Watercolors with hints of colored pencil and gouache.
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phantomrin · a year ago
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Thanks to Aimee L. for letting me post this portrait of her character - Ling - that I've done recently! It was such a pleasure working on this one 😊
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scurybooween · a month ago
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MothWOMAN  💗 💗
Ashleigh Izienicki
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theraptorcage · 5 days ago
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Brahminy Kite hunting
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