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Viridian Dacnis

This small tanager is stunning and unmistakable. Males are shining turquoise with a piercing yellow eye, black lores, and a black back. The wings are green with black flight feathers. Females are much duller than males, but note the greenish head and pale eye. Quite rare within small range near the border of Panama and Colombia. Occurs in the canopy of humid forest and edges where singles or pairs often accompany mixed-species flocks.

Link: ebird.org/species/virdac1

What vector graphics programs do people use on iOS? My use case for work is: import tiff file —> trace important bone structures —> measure path lengths —> use data for analyses and paths for figures. Are there any options? Or otherwise reasonably ethical or privacy-focused options?

Happy to get shots of the male Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore, on 3 July 2022. Spotted singing on the branch for some time, making it easier to get shots of this elusive bird.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/1 ]

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Birds #Aves

Gray Kestrel

Medium-sized gray falcon with bright yellow eye-ring and base of the bill. Quite plain, but does show barring on the wings in flight. Found in open woodland and savanna, often in areas with palms. Call is a repeated, vibrating “krrrr.” Similar to Sooty Falcon, but separated by much shorter barred wings and boxy head. Also similar to Dickinson’s Kestrel, but easily distinguished by uniformly gray plumage. Other small falcons do not have gray underparts.

Link: ebird.org/species/grykes1

A few days ago I saw this interesting clam. At least that was its outside appearance, but as we all know, only what's inside counts. And in this case it did surprise me, because the clam was in fact a crab, a #HermitCrab to be precise. 😄

The little crustacean was able to completely close the shells for protection and was otherwise quite agile with its creative housing.

#photography #EyesOnNature

Why do shopping hauls when you can do *fossil hauls*? The things you can find going through what they call a "waste rock dump" :artaww: ... I rather spent my hours there than visiting that fancy 5 star spa for which these rocks were removed.
#fossil #paleontology
P.S.: Is there a # to share fossil findings around here? Considering the name of this platform it'd be shame if there weren't.

Magnificent Bird-of-Paradise

A medium-sized bird of foothill and lower montane forest. Male has bottle green chest and yellow from the back of the neck, both of which it can erect into elaborate ornamentation during the display at a court on the ground. Long, flattened, curly tail feathers reflect blue. The female is brown above and barred below. Male is unmistakable. Female Magnificent is smaller than female parotias and lophorinas, and larger than female King, and has a blue bill and stripe behind the eye. Male gives a series of downslurred “joo!” notes, a loud ringing “jip!” or harsh rasps.

Link: ebird.org/species/mbopar2

Please make the rain stop! Fledgling Great Horned Owl at Linden Coulee Campground in Alberta, Canada.
#greathornedowl #canadaday #olympusomd #m43 #linden #inaturalist #alberta

Being constantly angry and outraged at the constantly terrible world events means that you have basic human empathy but it also means that you are being constantly traumatized.

Remember that you can't help others unless you help yourself first.

The data-intensive tactics used by those opposed to reproductive rights to curtail access to safe abortion care range from misleading websites to sophisticated ad targeting.

Here’s just a sample in a short thread, with tips on how to protect yourself 🧵👇

Bodily autonomy also includes ending forced sterilization, which is still legal and regularly ordered by judges in 31 states.

Turns out the broadly quoted human wet bulb thermal maximum of 35C was an overestimate. A new study determined in young healthy people, it's more like 31C. Not like we're going to put this data to the real world test or anything! *laughs nervously, sweats ineffectively* psu.edu/news/research/story/hu

White people have race
Cis men have gender
Straight people have sexuality
Abled people have access needs.

It's just that theirs are dominant and unquestioned in a way that refuses coexistence with difference, always elbowing others out while denying they do it.

:boost_ok:​ Requesting help for an animal in need please boost 

So long story short, a ferret i was only supposed to foster for a few days turned out to be in dire condition and the person who was supposed to claim her backed out upon finding out about her emerging health issues, so i find myself in possession of an adorable but ill ferret named Rosie. Instead of passing her off to another possibly careless owner I've decided to care for her myself. I got her into a vet and have figured out her medical issues (insulinomia, a type of diabetes) but it'll be a bit before i can save up enough to get her the meds she needs.

I've created a small wishlist of supplies that will help her and me here:
amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1O2R

Or if you prefer to help with her medicine directly we have an account set up just for that
Cashapp: $laurendevalcourt

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