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Carlos Danger
12-15-2006, 01:06 AM
Carrion Crow

http://img314.imageshack.us/img314/3133/corvuscoronerabenkrhe1qf9.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Corvus_corone_Rabenkr%C3%A4he_1.jpg)

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/9808/carrioncrow2fp7.jpg (http://www.stevenround-birdphotography.com/Carrion%20Crow.htm)

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/6783/carrioncrow8dy4.jpg (http://www.stevenround-birdphotography.com/Carrion%20Crow.htm)

http://img344.imageshack.us/img344/9712/carrioncrow2ad2.jpg (http://www.suesbirdphotos.co.uk/CARRIONCROW.htm)

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/7520/carrioncrow4pk3.jpg (http://www.suesbirdphotos.co.uk/CARRIONCROW.htm)

http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/4510/00000002722ze4.jpg

Carlos Danger
12-15-2006, 01:16 AM
Wood pigeon

http://img436.imageshack.us/img436/8089/woodpigeon2arp750pixgh6.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Wood.pigeon.2.arp.750pix.jpg)

http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/3048/wood20pigeon207075rt820ep5.jpg
(http://www.digitalwildlife.co.uk/birds/woodpig.htm)
http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/7112/wood20pigeon206822rt820zd7.jpg
(http://www.digitalwildlife.co.uk/birds/woodpig.htm)
http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/6145/walters20mum20520ss20wela8.jpg (http://www.shoarns.com/WoodPigeon.html)

http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/1039/walters20mum20ss20webql5.jpg (http://www.shoarns.com/WoodPigeon.html)

Helios Panoptes
12-15-2006, 01:19 AM
They're all the same after Besoshvili has stomped on them.

Carlos Danger
12-15-2006, 01:29 AM
Mute Swan

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/6476/800pxswanspreadswingsarsq3.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Swan.spreads.wings.arp.jpg)

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4540/17956kc3.jpg (http://www.nps.gov/archive/yell/slidefile/birds/accidentalextinct/Page.htm)

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/1133/d04010352020mute20swanxe4.jpg (http://www.bioinformatics.rcsi.ie/%7Eredwards/photos/animals/wildfowl/wildfowl_thumbnails.htm)

Carlos Danger
12-15-2006, 01:31 AM
They're all the same after Besoshvili has stomped on them. ^^ those crows roost in colonies of several hundred birds, and if you try to mess with their nests they'll attack you in swarms

Swans also get feisty if you come too near their nests

Nyx
12-15-2006, 01:32 AM
Thank you for posting this. Birds are right cute creatures.

brigadier Biggles
12-15-2006, 01:42 AM
http://i7.tinypic.com/259hll2.jpg
http://i7.tinypic.com/259hlwo.jpg
http://i8.tinypic.com/259hoo5.jpg
http://i7.tinypic.com/259ib8o.jpg
http://i8.tinypic.com/259id5x.jpg

Winston
12-15-2006, 01:55 AM
I have rescued, treated and released several wood pigeons and a crow. Oh, and a woodpecker.

brigadier Biggles
12-15-2006, 02:12 AM
pigeons have unnerving eyes.

Daniel Shays
12-15-2006, 02:12 AM
Turkey vulture.

http://www.copyright-free-pictures.org.uk/animals/birds/turkey-vulture.jpg

http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/Birds/Turkey%20Vulture/vulture3.JPG

http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/Birds/Turkey%20Vulture/night.jpg

http://www.rshantz.com/Animals/Birds/Vultures/VultureTurkeyFly1N.jpg

Carlos Danger
12-15-2006, 02:17 AM
pigeons have unnerving eyes. Pigeons are badass :D

I saw a fight between a wood pigeon and a squirrel not long ago, over some scattered food: the pigeon attacked the squirrel and drove it away by lashing out with its wings - they try to stun their enemies with them, instead of clawing and pecking like other birds

Carlos Danger
12-15-2006, 03:02 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_vulture

The Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) is the most common vulture in the Americas. Despite the similar name and appearance, this species is unrelated to the Old World vultures in the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, hawks, kites and harriers. The American species is a New World vulture in the family Cathartidae.

Recently, DNA evidence has shown that Turkey Vultures and other New World vultures are even more distantly related to Old World vultures than previously thought, and are now placed in Ciconiiformes, and are thus more closely related to storks than they are to Old World vultures. The similarities are due to convergent evolution.

This bird got its common name because the adult's bald red head was thought to resemble that of a male Wild Turkey.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5a/Turkey_vulture_profile.jpg/510px-Turkey_vulture_profile.jpg

Sandee
12-15-2006, 04:02 AM
Pink Pigeon

http://www.wptc.org/wildlife/images/pinkpigeon2.jpg

Kestrel:

http://homepage.mac.com/wildlifeweb/bird/kestrel/kestrel_02tk.jpg

Lovebird:

http://www.perruches-ondulees.com/images/photo/perruche.jpg

Sandee
12-15-2006, 04:24 AM
http://birdsofsanibel.free.fr/images/20040411/Eurasian%20Collared%20Dove.jpg

^ Collared dove (It is said that seeing one or a pair of those brings good luck) :)

http://jl.joud.free.fr/seychelles/paille_en_queue_a.jpg

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/8004/seychelles057de5.th.jpg (http://img255.imageshack.us/my.php?image=seychelles057de5.jpg)

(click to enlarge)

http://195.20.15.209/0/08/89/64/paille-en-queue/paille-en-queue-19.jpg

^ Pailled en queues (very long tail)

http://www.justbirds.org/Mauritius/Red-whiskered%20bulbul.jpg

http://www.nfss.org/Birds/Bd-photos/Softbills/Bulbuls/w-headed/WHbulbul-250-V-Hunt.jpg

^ BulBuls

Berianidze
12-15-2006, 04:32 AM
They're all the same after Besoshvili has stomped on them.
I actually like crows. I wouldn't step on one of them, but those annoying ones that like to sing at 4:30 in the morning will feel the wrath of my boot! I've read that Crows are quite intelligent, even capable of simple problem solving skills.

Sandee
12-15-2006, 04:37 AM
I actually like crows. I wouldn't step on one of them, but those annoying ones that like to sing at 4:30 in the morning will feel the wrath of my boot! I've read that Crows are quite intelligent, even capable of simple problem solving skills.

http://www.all-birds.com/brain.htm

:D

Use of Tools

bird tools

Obviously they use material to build nests but it goes beyond that.

Crows have been known to steal fish from ice fishermen by using their beaks and feet to pull up the lines when the men were not looking.

Some birds have been observed using twigs to probe for grubs they could not reach. They may even use a bit of invention by bending or shaping the twig for this purpose.

Even more fascinating are some type of birds that seem to use bait for fishing. In this instance they will drop an insect in the water and wait for a fish to surface.

Jays will wedge a nut into forked branches to make it easier to crack. American Crows have been observed dropping rocks or holding them in their beaks while they pound on nuts to open them.

Berianidze
12-15-2006, 04:41 AM
http://poisson.phc.unipi.it/~guerrini/dodopark/dodo-is-still-alive!.jpg
http://www.ecuita.com/dodo.GIF

The Dodo, R.I.P.

Sandee
12-15-2006, 04:51 AM
http://poisson.phc.unipi.it/~guerrini/dodopark/dodo-is-still-alive!.jpg
http://www.ecuita.com/dodo.GIF

The Dodo, R.I.P.

Yes :( I wonder if it was truly that dull and stupid for a bird. Apparently it moved awkwardly and couldn't fly but would use its wings to propel itself forward. It didn't have any real threathening predator before the island got colonised so maybe that's why it became extinct so easily. Rats and other pests destroyed its eggs, etc. They came along with the colonists.

Another extinct bird (Rodrigues):

The Rodriguez Solitaire:

http://www.petermaas.nl/extinct/speciesinfo/images/rodriguessolitaire.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodrigues_Solitaire

Berianidze
12-15-2006, 04:53 AM
Yes :( I wonder if it was truly that dull and stupid for a bird. Apparently it moved awkwardly and couldn't fly but would use its wings to propel itself forward. It didn't have any real threathening predator before the island got colonised so maybe that's why it became extinct so easily. Rats and other pests destroyed its eggs, etc. They came along with the colonists.

Another extinct bird (Rodrigues):

The Rodriguez Solitaire:

http://www.petermaas.nl/extinct/speciesinfo/images/rodriguessolitaire.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodrigues_Solitaire
Apparently they had absolutely no fear of humans either. But they supposedly had tough meat that wasn't particularly desirable for human tastes.

Mike
12-15-2006, 06:34 AM
http://www.ecuita.com/dodo.GIF

The Dodo, R.I.P.

The demise of harmless things saddens me. From a book by Bill Bryson:

GOOD-BYE

IN THE EARLY 1680s, at just about the time that Edmond Halley and his friends Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke were settling down in a London coffeehouse and embarking on the casual wager that would result eventually in Isaac Newton’s Principia , Henry Cavendish’s weighing of the Earth, and many of the other inspired and commendable undertakings that have occupied us for much of the past four hundred pages, a rather less desirable milestone was being passed on the island of Mauritius, far out in the Indian Ocean some eight hundred miles off the east coast of Madagascar.

There, some forgotten sailor or sailor’s pet was harrying to death the last of the dodos, the famously flightless bird whose dim but trusting nature and lack of leggy zip made it a rather irresistible target for bored young tars on shore leave. Millions of years of peaceful isolation had not prepared it for the erratic and deeply unnerving behavior of human beings.

We don’t know precisely the circumstances, or even year, attending the last moments of the last dodo, so we don’t know which arrived first, a world that contained a Principia or one that had no dodos, but we do know that they happened at more or less the same time. You would be hard pressed, I would submit, to find a better pairing of occurrences to illustrate the divine and felonious nature of the human being - a species of organism that is capable of unpicking the deepest secrets of the heavens while at the same time pounding into extinction, for no purpose at all, a creature that never did us any harm and wasn’t even remotely capable of understanding what we were doing to it as we did it. Indeed, dodos were so spectacularly short on insight, it is reported, that if you wished to find all the dodos in a vicinity you had only to catch one and set it to squawking, and all the others would waddle along to see what was up.

The indignities to the poor dodo didn’t end quite there. In 1755, some seventy years after the last dodo’s death, the director of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford decided that the institution’s stuffed dodo was becoming unpleasantly musty and ordered it tossed on a bonfire. This was a surprising decision as it was by this time the only dodo in existence, stuffed or otherwise. A passing employee, aghast, tried to rescue the bird but could save only its head and part of one limb.

As a result of this and other departures from common sense, we are not now entirely sure what a living dodo was like. We possess much less information than most people suppose - a handful of crude descriptions by "unscientific voyagers, three or four oil paintings, and a few scattered osseous fragments," in the somewhat aggrieved words of the nineteenth-century naturalist H. E. Strickland. As Strickland wistfully observed, we have more physical evidence of some ancient sea monsters and lumbering saurapods than we do of a bird that lived into modern times and required nothing of us to survive except our absence.

So what is known of the dodo is this: it lived on Mauritius, was plump but not tasty, and was the biggest-ever member of the pigeon family, though by quite what margin is unknown as its weight was never accurately recorded. Extrapolations from Strickland’s "osseous fragments" and the Ashmolean’s modest remains show that it was a little over two and a half feet tall and about the same distance from beak tip to backside. Being flightless, it nested on the ground, leaving its eggs and chicks tragically easy prey for pigs, dogs, and monkeys brought to the island by outsiders. It was probably extinct by 1683 and was most certainly gone by 1693. Beyond that we know almost nothing except of course that we will not see its like again. We know nothing of its reproductive habits and diet, where it ranged, what sounds it made in tranquility or alarm. We don’t possess a single dodo egg.

From beginning to end our acquaintance with animate dodos lasted just seventy years. That is a breathtakingly scanty period - though it must be said that by this point in our history we did have thousands of years of practice behind us in the matter of irreversible eliminations. Nobody knows quite how destructive human beings are, but it is a fact that over the last fifty thousand years or so wherever we have gone animals have tended to vanish, in often astonishingly large numbers.

Dr. Gutberlet
12-15-2006, 02:28 PM
My fav bird, Diatryma, is extinct. I've had a fondness for this species since I was young child; I was very into carnivorous dinosaurs at this point of my life. Back then, I always imagined owning one and having it devour my neighbors, stray animals, hated relatives, teachers and classmates:

http://www.radelow.ch/historie/historie1/diatryma.jpg

http://www.prismenfernglas.de/images/tertiaer/diatryma1.JPG I don't know why Sonny Bono is in this pic.

Jimbo Gomez
12-15-2006, 03:13 PM
Poor dodos. Had man never brought pigs or rats along there, they might still be around. :(

Ahmadinebobina
12-15-2006, 04:00 PM
Wonderful thread.

Oriental Skylark

http://www.haryana-online.com/images/Birds/Rajiv/OrientalSkylark.jpg


I have always wanted to see a Kirtland Warbler in particular. My local Natural History Museum has almost every warbler but this little one, it was only rediscovered after being thought extinct for quite a time in the 1920's.

http://ourlives-at-windandsea.info/mediac/400_0/media/DIR_64901/Warbler$2C-Kirtland-11-copy.jpg

Dr. Gutberlet
12-15-2006, 04:23 PM
Wonderful thread.

Oriental Skylark

http://www.haryana-online.com/images/Birds/Rajiv/OrientalSkylark.jpg


I have always wanted to see a Kirtland Warbler in particular. My local Natural History Museum has almost every warbler but this little one, it was only rediscovered after being thought extinct for quite a time in the 1920's.

http://ourlives-at-windandsea.info/mediac/400_0/media/DIR_64901/Warbler$2C-Kirtland-11-copy.jpg


Bah, what could that little bird kill besides worms and insects?

Winston
12-15-2006, 04:54 PM
Lovebird:

http://www.perruches-ondulees.com/images/photo/perruche.jpg

Surely you know that that is a Budgie.

These are Lovebirds:

http://www.sfondideldesktop.com/Images-Animals/Bird/Misc/Cage-Bird-Fischers-Lovebird/Cage-Bird-Fischers-Lovebird.Jpg

Carlos Danger
12-15-2006, 05:10 PM
http://birdsofsanibel.free.fr/images/20040411/Eurasian%20Collared%20Dove.jpg

^ Collared dove (It is said that seeing one or a pair of those brings good luck) :)
Yes, I know them well, they have an unmistakable call

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/Collared.dove.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Collared.dove.jpg)

http://img306.imageshack.us/img306/8287/collareddove3eq3.jpg (http://www.english-country-garden.com/birds/collared-dove.htm)

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6398/collareddove1db0.jpg (http://www.english-country-garden.com/birds/collared-dove.htm)

Sandee
12-15-2006, 06:21 PM
Surely you know that that is a Budgie.

These are Lovebirds:

http://www.sfondideldesktop.com/Images-Animals/Bird/Misc/Cage-Bird-Fischers-Lovebird/Cage-Bird-Fischers-Lovebird.Jpg

They look so similar. :D

Notice how they come in so many different colors...

http://www.aspiana.de/tierphot/arctic.jpg
http://users.ox.ac.uk/~quee0665/Pictures/budgie%20with%20bread%20in%20beak-TH.JPG
http://www.greyhaven.bc.ca/images/chiffonbudgie.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/budgie-place/v_whitebase2.jpg
http://moot.typepad.com/what_if/images/budgie.jpg
http://www.budgie-parakeets.com/_images/budgiebreedingforcolour.jpg
http://www.animalliberation.com.au/photos/homeless/budgie.jpg

This is too cute but I had to post it (obviously fake):

http://www.busybeaks.com/images/95010_budgie.jpg

Sandee
12-15-2006, 06:23 PM
Yes, I know them well, they have an unmistakable call

Yes. I like the sounds they make - more soothing to the ears. :) We call them tourterelles (french).

Carlos Danger
12-15-2006, 06:33 PM
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/1993/wildks7.jpg (http://members.ozemail.com.au/~gupson/Pictures.html)

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/1530/nestlj4.jpg (http://members.ozemail.com.au/~gupson/Pictures.html)

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2089/bmwild1fn1.jpg (http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/3749/bmwild.htm)

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/5070/flockofbudgiesfn1.jpg (http://www.budgieworld.net/budgie_products.htm)

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/8137/wildbudgiesui4.jpg (http://www.budgieworld.net/budgie_products.htm)

Dr. Gutberlet
12-15-2006, 06:36 PM
A nice photo of an owl:

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/2397/sequenceanncookgreatgraej5.jpg

Sandee
12-15-2006, 06:41 PM
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/1993/wildks7.jpg (http://members.ozemail.com.au/~gupson/Pictures.html)

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/1530/nestlj4.jpg (http://members.ozemail.com.au/~gupson/Pictures.html)

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2089/bmwild1fn1.jpg (http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/3749/bmwild.htm)

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/5070/flockofbudgiesfn1.jpg (http://www.budgieworld.net/budgie_products.htm)

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/8137/wildbudgiesui4.jpg (http://www.budgieworld.net/budgie_products.htm)

Where do you find so many wild ones? :D

I even found an albino one:

http://grandpacliff.com/Animals/Img-Animals/Img-Albinos/albino-budgie-b.jpg

Albino birds:

http://grandpacliff.com/Animals/Albinos-Birds.htm

Arminius
12-15-2006, 06:58 PM
My favorite bird is the Raven. They are very clever, and capable of using tools in experiments conducted. There is also obviously a mythological connection, the ravens of Wotan, thought and memory.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7416/rabenfb9.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnkZPpeUbyM

Winston
12-15-2006, 07:00 PM
They look so similar. :D

Notice how they come in so many different colors...

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~quee0665/Pictures/budgie%20with%20bread%20in%20beak-TH.JPG



This one isn't a Budgie. ;)

They live wild in Australia by the way.

Sandee
12-15-2006, 07:03 PM
This one isn't a Budgie. ;)


How can you tell them apart? :confused: They look pretty much the same to me. :p I wonder how they classify them.

Carlos Danger
12-15-2006, 07:22 PM
http://www.aspiana.de/tierphot/arctic.jpg
That looks like a cockatoo, which would make it about the size of a small chicken (and capable of eating budgies for breakfast)

http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/6655/buberelwhiteparrotvg4.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Buberel_White_parrot.jpg)

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/923/cockatoo29402mv6.jpg (http://zettesworld.com/hdz04b/birds3.htm)

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7904/cockatoo19402ma8.jpg (http://zettesworld.com/hdz04b/birds3.htm)

http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/799/sturgisbirdvw9.jpg (http://www.mikejones.us/sturgis2000.htm)

Sandee
12-15-2006, 07:32 PM
^ I googled Budgie. :( I'm not to blame. :D

I always thought Budgies were also called love birds. I googled and found pictures of them as well.

Since you mentioned chicken, I always thought this type of rooster looked funny:

http://www.geocities.com/funny_farm_poultry/PuffDaddy.jpg

They call them silkies apparently.

Winston
12-15-2006, 07:51 PM
That looks like a cockatoo, which would make it about the size of a small chicken (and capable of eating budgies for breakfast)


That one was a budgie. ;)

Here's a couple of photos I took of 'my' crow. Hilarious creature. Highly intelligent and slightly vicious.

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/1593/dinosaurgk4.th.jpg (http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dinosaurgk4.jpg)
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/3151/desintree1zb1.th.jpg (http://img352.imageshack.us/my.php?image=desintree1zb1.jpg)
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/6404/desmondgroundki2.th.jpg (http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=desmondgroundki2.jpg)

Carlos Danger
12-15-2006, 07:51 PM
You're right it's a budgie (http://www.aspiana.de/tiere/arctic.htm)

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~quee0665/Pictures/budgie%20with%20bread%20in%20beak-TH.JPG
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Lorikeet

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/259/lorikeetrainbow2perkinsfq2.jpg (http://photogallery.canberrabirds.org.au/parrots.htm)

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/3491/rainbowlorikeetup9.jpg (http://www.rosssea.info/nz-bird-life.html)

Dr. Gutberlet
12-15-2006, 08:00 PM
Nice photoshopped bird.

Winston
12-15-2006, 08:02 PM
Nice photoshopped bird.

Where? My pic? No photoshopping.

Sandee
12-15-2006, 08:04 PM
My fav bird, Diatryma, is extinct. I've had a fondness for this species since I was young child; I was very into carnivorous dinosaurs at this point of my life. Back then, I always imagined owning one and having it devour my neighbors, stray animals, hated relatives, teachers and classmates:

I always liked Tyrex. I liked the mean bad ones. :p

How about your favorite bird (of prey?) still in existence today? Hawks maybe?

http://www.azcolt.com/images/animals_sm_1102_2004.jpg

Or maybe golden eagles? http://www.wc.adfg.state.ak.us/index.cfm?adfg=wildlife_news.view_article&issue_id=21&articles_id=94

Some of those birds can even carry a lamb away.

“The eagles - either soaring overhead or perched - constantly watch the bands of sheep, and if a lamb strays away from its mother there’s an eagle zooming in,” Arthur said. “They swoop down and try to grab it before it can get back under its mother.”

Imagine! It could possibly carry a child away.

http://www.northislandwildliferecoverycenter.org/Golden%20Eagle%203.JPG

Carlos Danger
12-15-2006, 08:06 PM
Wild budgies are green/yellow. Other colors are artificially-bred:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budgerigar#Characteristics

Budgerigars are about 18 cm long and weigh 30-40 grams. Wild budgerigars have green underparts and rumps, while the upperparts are barred with black and yellow. The forehead and face is yellow in adults, and barred black with yellow in young till they change into their adult plumage at 3-4 months of age. Each cheek has a small dark purple patch and a series of black spots (called the "necklace") across the throat. The tail is greenish blue or purple; outside tail feathers have a central yellow band. Their wings have greenish-black flight feathers and black coverts with yellow fringes. Bill olive grey and legs greyish blue, with zygodactyl toes. Wild budgerigars are noticeably smaller than those in captivity. These parrots have been bred in many other colours in captivity, such as white, blue, and even purple, although they are mostly found in pet stores in blue, green and seldomly white.

Sandee
12-15-2006, 08:08 PM
This is too cute but I had to post it (obviously fake):

http://www.busybeaks.com/images/95010_budgie.jpg

Dr. Gutberlet, do you mean this one? LOL. I mentioned it's fake. :)

Dr. Gutberlet
12-15-2006, 08:27 PM
Dr. Gutberlet, do you mean this one? LOL. I mentioned it's fake. :)

It looks pretty real to me. In addition, I've seen colorful birds carrying objects such as wine bottles before; nothing too special about that. However, I was referring to that overly bright and colorful bird in the previous post. I'm not too great a fan of predatory birds today because so few can eat a fully grown human.

Carlos Danger
12-15-2006, 08:39 PM
Here's a couple of photos I took of 'my' crow. Hilarious creature. Highly intelligent and slightly vicious.
He looks in rude health. What did you feed him on?

Hrolf Kraki
12-15-2006, 08:40 PM
Two emperor penguins and their baby chick. Look at 'em. They're so funny!! :p

http://teacher.ttjhs.ntct.edu.tw/~careylin/photos/cute/penguin-3.jpg

Lily
12-15-2006, 08:43 PM
Two emperor penguins and their baby chick. Look at 'em. They're so funny!! :p

Penguins are so cute! I watched a documentary on them a few weeks ago, and three babies got lost in a storm and died. It made me all teary eyed. :( (PS: Your picture doesn't seem to be working)

OVERWATCH
12-15-2006, 08:44 PM
Barn Owl, commonly associated with "evil"

http://smjfalconry.com/files/BARN_OWL.jpg

हिन्दुस्तान
12-15-2006, 08:49 PM
The most impressive bird in the world.

Peregrine falcon (fastest creature on the planet)

http://www.shoarns.com/Peregrine%20Falcon%20small%20s.jpg

http://www.utahbirds.org/birdsofutah/BirdsL-R/PeregrineFalconKK.jpg

http://chicagowildernessmag.org/issues/summer2000/images.summer2000/a8290_16d.jpg

Winston
12-15-2006, 09:01 PM
He looks in rude health. What did you feed him on?

It was a while ago, but if I recall it was mainly catfood. He also spent a lot of time picking around on the ground.

He might have got a few of these.

http://img333.imageshack.us/img333/5213/1161656imgeh7.th.jpg (http://img333.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1161656imgeh7.jpg)

Zrinski
12-15-2006, 09:36 PM
All you pigeon people should see this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CELK1Fjxvtg

Keystone
12-15-2006, 10:39 PM
Imagine! It could possibly carry a child away.

http://www.northislandwildliferecoverycenter.org/Golden%20Eagle%203.JPG
I passed one sitting on a stump beside a rural state road, and I mistook it for a dog. I had to back up and look at it again. They are enormous.


Absolutely great-looking animal:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2c/GoldenEagle1.jpg

Carlos Danger
12-16-2006, 12:20 AM
http://img320.imageshack.us/img320/6760/snowyowlnycteascandiacawu9.jpg

Ahmadinebobina
12-16-2006, 12:21 AM
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah that's the cutest thing I've ever seen! *new desktop* :D

Carlos Danger
12-16-2006, 12:45 AM
I have rescued, treated and released several wood pigeons and a crow. Oh, and a woodpecker.
Did you get any pictures of the woodpecker?

Winston
12-16-2006, 01:21 AM
Did you get any pictures of the woodpecker?

Yes. Although I didn't take them personally and they're horrible quality.
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/781/woodpeckerbu2.jpg

Carlos Danger
12-16-2006, 01:33 AM
http://img275.imageshack.us/img275/21/greenwoodpecker9uz2.jpg (http://www.english-country-garden.com/birds/green-woodpecker.htm)

http://img275.imageshack.us/img275/940/greenwoodpecker5pj0.jpg (http://www.english-country-garden.com/birds/green-woodpecker.htm)

brigadier Biggles
12-16-2006, 05:21 PM
That one was a budgie. ;)

Here's a couple of photos I took of 'my' crow. Hilarious creature. Highly intelligent and slightly vicious.

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/1593/dinosaurgk4.th.jpg (http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dinosaurgk4.jpg)
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/3151/desintree1zb1.th.jpg (http://img352.imageshack.us/my.php?image=desintree1zb1.jpg)
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/6404/desmondgroundki2.th.jpg (http://img148.imageshack.us/my.php?image=desmondgroundki2.jpg)

great photos !, my crows hang around in the back garden and Ive bumped into them on the beach too, add very resourceful to the list, btw how do you get so close to pierce brosnan there ?.

Winston
12-16-2006, 06:30 PM
Well, he unfortunately became very tame. This probably lessened his chances in the wild, but I prefer to think that he's doing alright.

sugartits
12-16-2006, 06:48 PM
A flock of seagulls:
http://www.80smusiclyrics.com/images/afos.jpg

(apologies)

Actual seagull in it's natural habitat:

http://www.fotothing.com/photos/d6e/d6e89dcbfa7ecc1d293c4e380bfeb352.jpg

sugartits
12-16-2006, 06:52 PM
This would make a nice painting:

http://www.highland-energy.com/garbage_dump.jpg

Carlos Danger
12-17-2006, 12:52 AM
Let's keep this tasteful ;)

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8411/dovecv4.jpg

Carlos Danger
12-17-2006, 12:59 AM
The Huppé Picard. My grandparents used to breed these when I was a kid.

Large bird. Brown/red feathers with a crest behind the head.

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/4019/huppepj0.jpg

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/3462/huppepicardvn0.jpg

Carlos Danger
12-17-2006, 10:05 PM
http://img432.imageshack.us/img432/7950/pelicanblancalfo2gpk3.jpg (http://www.oiseaux.net/photos/alain.fosse/pelican.blanc.2.html)

http://img432.imageshack.us/img432/1285/pelicanblancalfo1gim6.jpg (http://www.oiseaux.net/photos/alain.fosse/pelican.blanc.1.html)

http://img432.imageshack.us/img432/7397/largegreatwhitepelicancbi7.jpg (http://www.arkive.org/species/GES/birds/Pelecanus_onocrotalus/GES012917.html?size=large)

http://img432.imageshack.us/img432/7084/art50680ob2.jpg (http://www.povodok.ru/encyclopedia/photo_animal/photo_bird/art5068.html)

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/9914/pelicangreatwhitearp750zy7.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Pelican.great.white.arp.750pix.jpg)

Sandee
12-17-2006, 10:09 PM
Flamant Rose :p

http://dominique.hoffmann.free.fr/photos/animaux_en_vacances/flamant_rose.jpg

Hrolf Kraki
12-17-2006, 10:11 PM
Ooooh, I want one!! :) ^^^^

Kriger
12-17-2006, 11:28 PM
The Great Blue Heron:

http://www.hww.ca/hww2.asp?cid=7&id=43

Carlos Danger
12-18-2006, 04:55 AM
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/9385/greatblueheronge8.jpg (http://www.cmsu.edu/naturecentral/html/Picturepage.html)

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8100/702ltt2.jpg (http://en.arocha.org/calcriver/index.html)

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/6471/great20blue20heron20witks9.jpg (http://birdsofsanibel.free.fr/new_page_4.htm)

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/3325/gbh20forum202ed0.jpg (http://birdsofsanibel.free.fr/new_page_4.htm)

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/1139/greatblueheronvz7.jpg (http://www.answers.com/topic/greatblueheron-jpg)

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8395/greatblueheron3xg0.jpg (http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/halldw/Bio340L/BirdList.html)

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3343/heronflyingwingsuppj4.jpg (http://www.birdersworld.com/brd/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2928)

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/9965/greatblueheronnaturespign7.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Great_blue_heron_-_natures_pics.jpg)

Sandee
12-18-2006, 05:00 AM
Hummingbird:

http://www.hummerlady.com/standardimages/hummingbird.pomegranate.03S424.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2c/Male_Ruby-Throated_Hummingbird_1.jpg/250px-Male_Ruby-Throated_Hummingbird_1.jpg

sugartits
12-18-2006, 10:36 AM
I have a near phobia of flamingos. Thought I grew out of it, finally, but that picture made me cringe and jump away from the monitor. Most tropical type birds are disgusting, that pink and flimsy breed especially.

Carlos Danger
12-18-2006, 11:18 AM
lol, whatever soured you on poor harmless flamingos?

sugartits
12-18-2006, 11:25 AM
lol, whatever soured you on poor harmless flamingos?

I am not quite sure. It started when I was around 13. The shape of them, their physique, the fact they get pink by eating shrimp. I dont want to think about it anymore...

Flamingos are not harmless.

Carlos Danger
12-18-2006, 11:32 AM
http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/1787/ggg32037mu0.gif

Dr. Gutberlet
12-18-2006, 02:33 PM
Emus are both cute and harmless

http://img68.exs.cx/img68/822/emu.jpg

brigadier Biggles
12-18-2006, 11:42 PM
on the subject of birds, any Brits here members of the RSPB ?, looking to join next year.

sugartits
12-19-2006, 04:15 AM
Emus are both cute and harmless

[IMG]http://img68.exs.cx/img68/822/emu.jpg[/MG]

That is fucking terrifying. Why does a bird have teeth like a dog?? WHY?

Hrolf Kraki
12-19-2006, 04:22 AM
That is fucking terrifying. Why does a bird have teeth like a dog?? WHY?

I didn't even know they had teeth. :confused:

sugartits
12-19-2006, 04:27 AM
I didn't even know they had teeth. :confused:

Neither did I. Do they? Is that horror of horrors REAL?!

Draco
12-19-2006, 04:31 AM
Blue jays pwn all

http://www.animalweb.com/images-animalpages/bird-images/birds-bluejay.jpg

Winston
12-19-2006, 01:38 PM
I'm pretty sure that emu is photoshopped. Birds don't have teeth, not like that. They sometimes have small serated teeth which aren't set into gums.

Carlos Danger
12-19-2006, 09:02 PM
http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/1572/picapicanm4.jpg (http://www.ittiofauna.org/provinciarezzo/caccia/tabelle_specie/passeriformi/gazza/index_big.htm)

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/8567/srokapicapicaiiji5.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Sroka_Pica_Pica_II.jpg)

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/8136/pen210506magpie2qq1.jpg (http://www.oyphotos.co.uk/photos/birds/magpie/magpie.htm)

http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/5659/pen210506magpie1cc7.jpg (http://www.oyphotos.co.uk/photos/birds/magpie/magpie.htm)

http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/1401/pica20pica202da9.jpg (http://www.sciencesnaturelles.be/cb/birdspictures/sommaire.htm)

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/2882/pen20006magpiemt7.jpg (http://www.oyphotos.co.uk/photos/birds/magpie/magpie.htm)

http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/4985/piebavardedicr1ght9.jpg (http://dimitri.crickillon.oiseaux.net/pie.bavarde.1.html)

Ahmadinebobina
12-19-2006, 10:18 PM
I have a running feud with the magpies..

Carlos Danger
12-19-2006, 11:03 PM
chak chak chak

///M power
12-19-2006, 11:39 PM
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/618/eagfront2av6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Lily
12-19-2006, 11:41 PM
Canary!

http://www.birdhealth.com.au/bird/canary/canary_border_fancy1.jpg

Winston
12-20-2006, 12:13 AM
Larger cousins of the crow.

Rook.
http://www.blueskybirds.co.uk/photos/rook140206d.jpg
http://www.digitalwildlife.co.uk/birds/img/rook%204022%20lw.jpg

Raven.
http://www.jimhayes.com/photo/raven.jpg

Apparently corvids can be taught to speak. Has anybody heard one talk?

Carlos Danger
12-20-2006, 06:47 AM
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6958/661pxbluetitakahh0.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Blue_Tit_aka.jpg)

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/2253/800pxekahausinitiainenlz2.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ekahau_Sinitiainen.jpg)

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5628/blue20t202720mar2002xj6.jpg (http://egizoosrv.zoo.ox.ac.uk/EGI/EGIhome.htm)

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/6714/bluetitcg9.jpg (http://vogelwarte.mpg.de/mitarbeiter/peterspro5.html)

Sandee
12-20-2006, 09:35 AM
Blackbird:

http://www.english-country-garden.com/a/i/birds/blackbird-3.jpg

http://www.english-country-garden.com/a/i/birds/blackbird-5.jpg

Sandee
12-20-2006, 09:40 AM
Cuckoo:

http://www.personal.psu.edu/ada128/cuckoo%20cropped%20low%20res.jpg

Sandee
12-20-2006, 09:42 AM
Bluejays:

http://www.netaxs.com/mhmyers/cdjpgs/jay2.jpg

http://www.netaxs.com/mhmyers/cdjpgs/jay3.jpg

Dr. Gutberlet
12-20-2006, 02:39 PM
This bird is in need of help:

http://home.thezone.net/~feathers/Dead_Eagle.JPG

Furor Teutonicus
12-20-2006, 03:15 PM
I used to have 3 canaries, when there was only two of them left, they got in a fight one time and one lost its eye. :(

ivory bill
12-20-2006, 04:55 PM
Ivory-billed Woodpecker

http://identify.whatbird.com/img/4/4773/image.aspx

omni
01-03-2008, 05:30 AM
I saw one of these for the first time today:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f8/Yellow_rumped_warbler_-_natures_pics.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-rumped_Warbler

Geist
01-03-2008, 02:33 PM
I actually prefer birds to people most of the time. In a city the birds are the only alternative company. The whistle real nice too.

Winston
01-03-2008, 03:45 PM
I actually prefer birds to people most of the time. In a city the birds are the only alternative company. The whistle real nice too.

You've obviously never woken up to seagulls fucking on the roof.

Carlos Danger
01-03-2008, 07:57 PM
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8937/800pxerithacusrubeculadzu4.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Erithacus_rubecula-Devon.jpg)

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/4436/robinwithflyej0.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/27/Robinwithfly.jpg)

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/6498/179gd3.jpg (http://www.biol.uni.wroc.pl/obuwr/archiwum/14/lista.html)

Dan Dare
01-03-2008, 08:21 PM
Hummers at suppertime.

http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/7052/hummersbm4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)