Chestnut-bellied sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus)
The chestnut-bellied sandgrouse is a species of sandgrouse. It is a sedentary and nomadic species that ranges from northern and central Africa and further east towards western and southern Asia. The chestnut-bellied sandgrouse is sexually dimorphic in plumage colouration. The chestnut-bellied sandgrouse is a bird of barren, semi-deserts. It is heavily reliant on water, despite living in hot, arid climates and is known to travel up to 80 km in a day to search for water. Chestnut-bellied sandgrouse are selective feeders which primarily subsist on seeds, often preferring to consume small seeds in large amounts.
photo credits: rainbirder, Arun Thangaraj,Seshadri.K.S
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Avian August Day 19 - double-banded sand grouse!
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my dearest beloved boyfriend: * does something *
me: ...* parrots him in a way that makes me lovable and endearing *
HIIII i'm selling a few lil designs on shirts and stickers on teespring rn just to get some extra income... mostly to support my amazing boyfriend right now because He Deserves It
here are what my cute little designs are looking like
they all come as stickers and in multiple Shirt Genres (hoodies, tanktops, t-shirts...) and in whatever colours so go nuts go ape.
Buy My Wares Right Now.
if you want to support my boyfriend directly (understandable, me too omg) consider buying his merch, commissioning him, or just donating to his ko-fi!!!
thank you i love you (platonically)
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Black grouse at lek by michael bamford || CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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A few more views into my progress on this piece.
These grouse take an intense amount of focus to do, look at all that detail!
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A National Chicken Month Feathursday
September is National Chicken Month! What a great opportunity to celebrate these beautiful birds. Today we’re sharing Strictly for the Chickens by Frances Hamerstrom, published by Iowa State University Press in 1980. The book tells the story of Frances and her husband Frederick’s work to study and conserve the Greater Prairie Chicken in Wisconsin. Frances and Frederick were inducted into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame in 1996.
The Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) is technically a kind of Grouse, but we’re going with it since “Chicken” is in the name! Frances and Frederick Hamerstrom moved to the middle of Wisconsin in the 1930s to study the Prairie Chicken and by 1950 their research was “flourishing to the extent that they needed outside help to collect data during the ‘booming’ [mating] season” (back dust jacket flap). The Prairie Chicken was in danger of extinction when they began their research and conservation work and “Today, over 30,000 acres are managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as greater prairie chicken habitat. Birdwatchers travel from around the world to visit Wisconsin in April for the Central Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival, started in 2006 by Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc.” (Wikipedia).
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Hrghhrgrhrh might I request my pillar oc grouse and esi together?
Heres her ref btw <:)
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zoo pics final part - bird edition! in order: western capercaillie (was over the MOON to see him theyre 1 of my ultra fave birds), peacock, golden pheasant, red-legged partridge, common crane, pigeon
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Tundra birds & desert birds
P1: Tundra swan, Steller’s eider, yellow-billed loon, red-breasted goose, rock ptarmigan, red pharalope
P2: Ivory gull, snowy owl, spotted redshank, little auk, arctic redpoll, siberian tit
P3: See-see partridge, sooty falcon, cream-coloured courser, northern bald ibis, houbara bustard, crowned sandgrouse
P4:Humes owl, trumpeter finch, lanner falcon, black-crowned sparrow-lark, egyptian nightjar, african desert warbler
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Moorschneehuhn, (Lagopus lagopus), willow grouse, Marko König
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Hershel Layton inadvertently saved the lives of Rook and Bishop:
Rewatching Azran Legacy made me realise that Layton made more of an impact on Rook and Bishop then I thought.
Rook always wanted to be a good person but Layton helped him to see it.
If Layton hadn't inspired him, Rook wouldn't have left Targent. At least, not at this time.
Which means Bishop wouldn't have left either.
Since they were the ones assigned to retrieve the eggs around the world, it's likely that they would have been sent into the Azran Sanctuary with Bronev and the other agents.
However, at the final door, Bronev says that all of his henchmen fell in traps.
While not directly stated, I believe that this is a pg way if saying that all his men are dead.
Replaying the puzzles showed that those who failed would have either a) fallen to their deaths or b) been burned alive by the guardians.
Even if they survived, nobody went back to get them. Luke and Layton never noticed any men calling for help and Bronev was too obsessed with the Azran to care about them.
Since they are never seen, it is unknown how many agents actually died. In the bonus episode, Grouse hints that it was all of the military men.
The only confirmed person we actually see in the sanctuary is Gannet who is never seen again. RIP you gorgeous mustache man.
Since Rook and Bishop are idiots(affectionate) they would have failed at the puzzles and definitely been killed as well.
I wonder if they ever found out about their close call. Maybe that's why they decided to dress like Layton and Luke? Because they owe them their lives?
But hey, that's just a theory!
A game theory!
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Got a really special treat seeing this female Sooty Grouse walking beside the road near a parking lot in Yosemite. Got to get a really good look at her!
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please consider, the baby ptarmigan (source 1, source 2)
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Ruffed grouse. Or maybe small dinosaur. Or ferrel forest chicken. . Grouse have startled me more often than any other animal. They can be hard to spot and a bunch of times I've walked right up on one hiding behind a bush and it only flies off when I'm within a few feet. Since they're pretty big, it's pretty loud when they take flight. Big flapping ruckus jump scares are their specialty. Also, they often make weird monster-like sounds and especially when I was younger and didn't associate the sound with these silly sasquatch chickens, I'd get nervous hearing them. . I guess that's about all I have to say about grouse. How about this heat!? Hope wherever you live doesn't catch (or hasn't already caught) fire. I personally am like, mid-combustion. Can't sleep, can't work, just sweat and watch birds. . Oh, also, I took these pictures near a cool meadow where two endangered plants grow. It's protected, for good reason, but unfortunately that meant that I couldn't find an accessible spot to take a pretty picture. And the endangered flower I was after didn't seem to be blooming. . . . #grouse #ruffedgrouse #audubonsociety #coolbird #coolbirds #bestbirdshots #birdzoid #birdboy #birdnerd #birding #birders #leavenworth (at Camas Land) https://www.instagram.com/p/CQei3fgASux/?utm_medium=tumblr
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I don’t post works-in-progress nearly enough here, my apologies! I’m working on a big spread for an upcoming publication and while many things I can’t show off until things are in print, this one I’m allowed to share. So have this little sneak preview! I hope it gives you an interesting look into my painting process, and I’ll be sure to share the finished one when it’s ready!
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The Fighting Capercaillies
Ferdinand von Wright
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Spruce Grouse - Tétras du Canada by André Bhérer
Nord-du-Québec. QC, Canada ( English follow) Saviez-vous que le mâle tétras du Canada est connu comme l’oiseau produisant le son vocal avec la tonalité la plus basse de tout l’Amérique du Nord? Did you know that the male Spruce Grouse is known to produce the lowest-pitched vocal sound of any North American bird? All Rights Reserved ©André Bhérer
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The Greater Prairie-chicken: playing chicken with extinction
Despite being over-hunted to the brink of extinction, this flamboyant member of the grouse family may now be starting to recover.
Today, an encounter with a Greater Prairie-chicken Tympanuchus cupido (Vulnerable) is a rare and extraordinary experience. The species used to be a common sight across North America and Canada, numbering in the millions in the 1830s in the state of Illinois alone.
But by the 1930s, this flamboyant member of the grouse family was teetering on the brink of extinction. During the space of a single century, vast swathes of prairie habitat had been swallowed up by farmland, and the species was drastically over-hunted for sport, leaving it hemmed into just a few small patches of managed grassland in the midwestern USA...
Read more: http://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/news/greater-prairie-chicken-playing-chicken-extinction
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Charles Morgenstern, 2021.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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