Photo 17 Sep 6 notes Red-legged Grasshopper (by Dendroica cerulea)

Red-legged Grasshopper (by Dendroica cerulea)

#Red-legged Grasshopper #Melanoplus femurrubrum #Melanoplus #Melanoplini #Melanoplinae #Acrididae #Caelifera #Orthoptera #Insecta #Hexapoda #Arthropoda #insects #grasshopper #summer #Lord Stirling Park #Basking Ridge #Somerset County #New Jersey #mine

Photo 17 Sep 30 notes lotsofbirds:

Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia)
Distribution: Eurasia
IUCN Status: Least  Concern
{ Ecology } { Vocalizations } { eBird }
(Photo by Sergey Yeliseev // CC 2.0)

lotsofbirds:

Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia)

Distribution: Eurasia

IUCN Status: Least  Concern

Ecology } { Vocalizations } { eBird }

(Photo by Sergey Yeliseev // CC 2.0)

#Hazel Grouse #Bonasa bonasia #Bonasa #Tetraoninae #Phasianidae #Galliformes #Galloanserae #Aves #birds #grouse

Photo 17 Sep 171 notes birdsonly:

European Starling ~ Star ~ Sturnus vulgaris
Older shot of two Starlings fighting in-flight. :-)
2014 © Jesse Alveo

birdsonly:

European Starling ~ Star ~ Sturnus vulgaris

Older shot of two Starlings fighting in-flight. :-)

2014 © Jesse Alveo

#European Starling #Sturnus vulgaris #Sturnus #Sturnidae #Muscicapoidea #Passerida #Passeri #Passeriformes #Psittacopasserae #Eufalconimorphae #Aves #birds #starling #flight #black and white

Video 17 Sep 546 notes

libutron:

Violet-backed Starling - Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

As you can see in these photos, in the African species Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Passeriformes - Sturnidae) the sexual dimorphism is extreme in terms of coloration plumage. It means that both males and females are  phenotypically different  or have different appearance.

Males have head, neck, back and tail of brilliant purple. The underside is white. The female, however, is drab; the purple of the male is replaced by olive green feathers and the white underside is flecked with green dashes.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©KS Kong | Locality: unknown (2013) | [Top] - [Bottom]

#Violet-backed Starling #Cinnyricinclus leucogaster #Cinnyricinclus #Sturnidae #Muscicapoidea #Passerida #Passeri #Passeriformes #Psittacopasserae #Eufalconimorphae #Aves #birds #starling

Video 17 Sep 86 notes

avianeurope:

Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus) »by Denis Simard (x)

#Willow Ptarmigan #Lagopus lagopus #Lagopus #Tetraoninae #Phasianidae #Galliformes #Galloanserae #Aves #birds #ptarmigan #snow

Photo 17 Sep 69 notes trynottodrown:

Dwarf lionfish, Mabul, Sabah, Malaysia. | Matthew Oldfield

#Dwarf Lionfish #Dendrochirus #Pteroinae #Scorpaenidae #Scorpaeniformes #Actinopterygii #fish #lionfish #Mabul #Sabah #Malaysia

Photo 17 Sep 1,686 notes inmensus:

untitled by Randy P. Martin on Flickr.
via .

#forest #trees #hiking

Photo 17 Sep 36 notes thebiologistapprentice:

Jewel Caterpillar 
Acagra coa
Photo: Gerardo Aizpuru 
Source: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/10258111

thebiologistapprentice:

Jewel Caterpillar 

Acagra coa

Photo: Gerardo Aizpuru 

Source: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/10258111

#Acraga coa #Acraga #Acraginae #Dalceridae #Zygaenoidea #Lepidoptera #Insecta #Hexapoda #Arthropoda #moth #insects #caterpillar

Photo 17 Sep 44 notes spacettf:

Big Dipper trail on the shore by kaz under the sky on Flickr.

#coast #beach #star trails #Big Dipper #Ursus major #night sky #Ishikari #Hokkaido #Japan

Photo 17 Sep 139 notes creatures-alive:

(via 500px / Mr. Redwing by cherylorraine smith)
via Avisuchian.

#Red-winged Blackbird #Agelaius phoeniceus #Agelaius #Icteridae #Passeroidea #Passerida #Passeri #Passeriformes #Psittacopasserae #Eufalconimorphae #Aves #birds #blackbird

Video 17 Sep 109 notes

cool-critters:

Neon cuckoo bee (Thyreus nitidulus)

The cuckoo bees are stunningly beautiful but these bees lead a life of deceit! They behave like cuckoo birds - laying their eggs in the nests of other bees.

Photo credits: Kylie Hungerford , Erica Siegel

#Neon Cuckoo Bee #Thyreus nitidulus #Thyreus #Apinae #Apidae #Anthophila #Aculeata #Hymenoptera #Insecta #Hexapoda #Arthropoda #bee #cuckoo bee

Photo 17 Sep 115 notes dezzoi:

New World Vultures: Turkey Vulture flying along side the California Condor
via Dezzoi.

#Turkey Vulture #Cathartes aura #Cathartes #California Condor #Gymnogyps californianus #Gymnogyps #Cathartidae #Aves #birds #vulture #flight

Video 16 Sep 418 notes

cool-critters:

Chambered nautilus (Nautilus pompilius)

The chambered nautilus, is the best-known species of nautilus. The shell, when cut away, reveals a lining of lustrous nacre and displays a nearly perfect equiangular spiral, although it is not a golden spiral. The shell exhibits countershading, being light on the bottom and dark on top. This is to help avoid predators, because when seen from above, it blends in with the darkness of the sea, and when seen from below, it blends in with the light coming from above. The species has about 90 tentacles with no suckers. The oldest fossils of the species are known from Early Pleistocene sediments deposited off the coast of Luzon in the Philippines. Its diet consists of small crustaceans, carrion and small fish. photo credits: montereybayaquairum, Ingrid Taylaraqua

#Chambered Nautilus #Nautilus pompilius #Nautilus #Nautilidae #Nautilida #Cephalopoda #Mollusca #marine life

Photo 16 Sep 529 notes think-progress:

Gender wage gap stalls in 2013

The average woman working full time, year round made 78 percent of what a man with similar employment made in 2013, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau, a slight but not statistically different increase from 77 percent in 2012. There hasn’t been a significant increase since 2007.

think-progress:

Gender wage gap stalls in 2013

The average woman working full time, year round made 78 percent of what a man with similar employment made in 2013, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau, a slight but not statistically different increase from 77 percent in 2012. There hasn’t been a significant increase since 2007.

#equal pay #feminism #inequality #politics #economy #capitalism

Photo 16 Sep 141 notes distant-traveller:

Moonbow beach

Like a rainbow at night, a beautiful moonbow shines above the western horizon in this deserted beach scene from Molokai Island, Hawaii, USA, planet Earth. Captured last June 17 in early morning hours, the lights along the horizon are from Honolulu and cities on the island of Oahu some 30 miles away. So where was the Moon? A rainbow is produced by sunlight internally reflected in rain drops from the direction opposite the Sun back toward the observer. As the light passes from air to water and back to air again, longer wavelengths are refracted (bent) less than shorter ones resulting in the separation of colors. And so the moonbow is produced as raindrops reflect moonlight from the direction opposite the Moon. That puts the Moon directly behind the photographer, still low and rising over the eastern horizon, a few days past its full phase.

Image credit & copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors)

distant-traveller:

Moonbow beach

Like a rainbow at night, a beautiful moonbow shines above the western horizon in this deserted beach scene from Molokai Island, Hawaii, USA, planet Earth. Captured last June 17 in early morning hours, the lights along the horizon are from Honolulu and cities on the island of Oahu some 30 miles away. So where was the Moon? A rainbow is produced by sunlight internally reflected in rain drops from the direction opposite the Sun back toward the observer. As the light passes from air to water and back to air again, longer wavelengths are refracted (bent) less than shorter ones resulting in the separation of colors. And so the moonbow is produced as raindrops reflect moonlight from the direction opposite the Moon. That puts the Moon directly behind the photographer, still low and rising over the eastern horizon, a few days past its full phase.

Image credit & copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors)

#moonbow #beach #night sky #stars #dawn #Molokai Island #Molokai #Hawaii


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