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Bird Appreciation Thread

Hudsonian whimbrels

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Fcomega121

Friendly Lady Blitz von Reolvia
A great auk and one egg at a museum
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The_biscuits_532

Sneaky rainforest kitty

Fcomega121

Friendly Lady Blitz von Reolvia
Nah the other way around. American Eagles are closer related to Afro-Eurasian Vultures.

Bird taxonomy is weird like that, because obviously they fly everywhere.

The weirdest then, is the fact the closest living relative of the extinct Elephant Birds (Aepyornithiformes) of Madagascar, the largest birds ever, is the tiny Kiwis of New Zealand (Apterygiformes). Which live around 2000 miles away, and across an ocean, a continent, and a sea.

From what I've read the prevailing theory is that the Ratites (the flightless birds) didn't evolve flightlessness until they'd reached their modern habitats.
Woooow!! That's very interesting!
I didn't knew the aepyornis and the kiwi were related! My reaction was like :O

I have been always also curious about whybirds are classified in clades usually?

Ayyy I saw one of these at a museum yesterday!
The forums are shit at handling photos lemme just post it somewhere
OMG! :0

Upon further inspection it actually looks like both of the photos were of the same display!

The displays in the background are the same. The Auk itself has been adjusted between photos though.

But yeah, I was there yesterday. It's Kelvingrove Museum, in Glasgow.

Funny coincidence, huh
Hehe yeah!! It is a very funny and interesting coincidence!!

I just thought in the auk and decided to publish a pic of them!

I'm very happy for this! I want to visit the museum one day too!
 

Xitheon

The cat's mother.
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This thread needs more peregrine falcons. They were my favourite bird as a child.

They're the fastest bird in the world and can reach speeds up to 200mph while "diving" for their prey (usually pigeons, I think.)

They're awesome. That is all.
 

The_biscuits_532

Sneaky rainforest kitty
Woooow!! That's very interesting!
I didn't knew the aepyornis and the kiwi were related! My reaction was like :O

I have been always also curious about whybirds are classified in clades usually?



OMG! :0


Hehe yeah!! It is a very funny and interesting coincidence!!

I just thought in the auk and decided to publish a pic of them!

I'm very happy for this! I want to visit the museum one day too!
It's a great museum. I posted most of the photos I took on my Amino!

They even had a Haggis!
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Which is definitely a real animal and not just an elaborate shitpost perpetuated by the entirety of this country
 

Kit H. Ruppell

Exterminieren! Exterminieren!
 

SerlisTialo

sea cucumber
Taoniscus

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It's technically a supersonic ostrich
 
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