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great-and-small · a day ago
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Could you tell us some of your other opinions on state birds? Thanks!
Here it is! The question that I’m always futilely hoping will be asked by friends, family, romantic prospects, people in elevators, etc.
It would take way too many words for me to articulate all of my thoughts but I’ve put together this ridiculous little chart as a summary of my choicest opinions! If you disagree on any of these please take me to task because ultimately I kind of love that every state bird pick (no matter how mundane) has hardline critics and devotees. I would love to hear YOUR state bird opinions as well and I apologize if I didn’t get your state on here!
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Please note: that is supposed to be Nebraska under Western Meadowlark, not New England which isn’t a state!
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occasionallybirds · a day ago
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Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
December 6, 2021
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Tinicum, Pennsylvania
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curiouscatalog · 4 months ago
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From: Baird, Spencer Fullerton.  A history of North American birds. Boston : Little, Brown, 1875
QL681 .B16 volume 2
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besidethepath · a month ago
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Autumn is also the time for grey herons - here The Poser
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honoratacarnage · 11 months ago
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As a Latine the whole Mothman story is SO funny because there's literally a local bird that fits 100% mothman's description
Meet the Mocho-Diabo! (Stygian Owl)
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"Oh" you say "That's just a black owl what about it? It's missing a lot of features, like red eyes, ominous pose and-"
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Don't tey to deny it, this is Mothman! A South American owl!
"but it's South American! It couldn't occur in West Virginia!"
So you think supernatural forces are more believable than actual bird trafficking?
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longingforrotkehlchen · 5 months ago
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“Is it already Sunday?”, Buchfink asked. And then, he decided that all he wanted to do was be lazy for the rest of the day.
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Buchfink ♂️ (chaffinch) auf der Karlshöhe, Stuttgart-Süd.
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great-and-small · 7 months ago
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Am I doing this right, dad?
This is a juvenile Sandhill crane (one of my favorite species!) learning how to forage from a very caring parent. Adult breeding pairs raise their babies together and these little chicks will stay with mom and dad for about 10-12 months. What a joy it is to see them learning how to be birds from their parents! As you can see from that cute little flop, it’s sometimes hard work.
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occasionallybirds · 28 days ago
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More berries, more robins
American robins (Turdus migratorius)
November 9, 2021
Southeastern Pennsylvania
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chalkandwater · 4 months ago
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More puffin pics
Mykines, Faroe Islands
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todaysbird · 4 months ago
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the maleo is a large bird species endemic to sulawesi and the nearby smaller island of buton. the maleo is a unique species that incubates their young by burying their eggs, to let them incubate through solar or volcanic heat. males and females look very similar, with females being slightly smaller and duller. these birds are omnivorous and mainly feed on ants, fruits, and seeds. their eggs are five times the size of a domestic chicken, to allow the maleo young to grow to almost full size within, hatching and becoming independent only a few hours afterwards.
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besidethepath · 13 days ago
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And again a photographer! You're lucky, I'm in a good mood and have a bit of time before the next fishing trip.Take your photos.
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typhlonectes · 28 days ago
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Houston Zoo successfully hatches 2 rare Blue-billed Curassow chicks
The Houston Zoo successfully hatched two new Blue-billed Curassow chicks yesterday. Considered some of the most critically endangered birds, the Houston Zoo will be hand-rearing one chick (cared for by a person after hatching) and using the blue-billed curassow hen to parent-rear the other chick.
via:  KPRC 2 Click2Houston
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pwlanier · 2 months ago
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Photographer Brad Wilson - Owls from the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis and The Wildlife Center near Española, New Mexico.
Courtesy Alain Truong
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