Rainbow lorikeets, south coast Australia 🇦🇺
Sometimes we take for granted what's in our own backyards! And Australia has many an amazing & unique animal to be proud of!..
Rainbow lorikeets are a common camping buddy & in tourist spots they're tame enough to feed.
We don't recommend trying to pet or grab them, they can dish out a descent bite when they want to! Might even leave you with a little scar to remember them by 😂
In tourists spots like this it's best to choose raw, unprocessed food that they would eat anyways so it won't harm or poison them. We don't recommend feeding wild animals 'human food' (processed) or feeding animals outside of these holiday hot spots & aren't use to humans...
We're understanding more & more the harms we can cause animals with some of our foods. And really no-one wants to be chased around & caused extreme stress while a potential predator tries to shove toxic food in your face, animals included! 😂
It’s not a bug, it’s a bird, a one day old hummingbird. He had his nest destroyed last spring, and came to us weak and unresponsive. Even after he rallied, his odds were low. But every morning there he was, eagerly waiting for his extremely small breakfast. He is our tiniest survivor of all, and now lives wild and free.
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Patrick visited Eastern Egg Rock, Maine where #ProjectPuffin began in 1973 with an attempt to restore the Atlantic Puffin breeding colony. Since then, the colony has increased to more than 150 pairs!⠀
Many thanks to Patrick Maurice, @patrickmaurice_birding, for sharing his images for this week's #AudubonTakeover.
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#Inktober 19th "Cloud" 🐦🌩☁ (For those wondering what happened with 18th "Filthy", I just hadn't an idea for that prompt, so having in mind I already made more drawings than I had to -for the prompt word "Poison" I made two more drawings because I wasn't happy with it- I decided to move to the next one of the list 😅).
For this one I made my own interpretation of a Thunderbird!
"The thunderbird is a legendary creature in certain North American indigenous peoples' history and culture. It is considered a supernatural being of power and strength.
A thunderbird is a huge bird with an enormous wingspan who was directly connected to adverse weather conditions. It was said that the bird caused thunder claps each time it flapped its gigantic wings. Depending on the storyteller, the thunderbird could also cause rainfall or shoot lightning from its eyes."
(It's a pity I didn't get a better paper to work with watered gouache, but I thought I wouldn't use so much colour on my drawings 😆) #Inktober2017#cloud#art#arte#drawing#illustration#ilustracion#thunderbird#mythology#nativeamerican#bird#storm
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The lords of dance, manakins perform different types of dances to attracts mates. The White-collared Manakin performs dance moves with another male, the winner is the determined dominant male. @audubonsociety