cyan-biologist

cool-critters:

Temminck´s tragopan (Tragopan temminckii)

The Temminck’s tragopan is a medium-sized, approximately 64 cm long, pheasant in the genus Tragopan. The male is a stocky red-and-orange bird with white-spotted plumage, black bill and pink legs. It has a bare blue facial skin, inflatable dark-blue lappet and horns. The female is a white-spotted brown bird with blue circular eye skin. The diet consists mainly of berries, grass and plants. The Temminck’s tragopan is distributed in forests of northern South Asia, from northeast India, northwest Vietnam, Tibet and northern provinces of China.photo credits: allandoopheasantry, zetaboards, Peter Stubbs

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earth-song:

Who knew chickens could be so cool? The colorful comb (top part) and wattle (bottom part) of the Green Junglefowl (Gallus varius) is so gorgeous! Actually, the bird isn’t exactly a chicken - it’s in the pheasant family. That explains it.You’ll find Green Junglefowl in pairs/groups of two to five in the wild led by a dominant male who leads the pack, so to speak. At night he’ll lead the rest of his troop back into the cover of the forest where the birds nest in bamboo stands at 15–20 feet above the forest floor.

The Green Junglefowl, Gallus varius also known as Javan Junglefowl, Forktail or Green Javanese Junglefowl is a medium-sized, up to 75 cm long, bird in the pheasant family Phasianidae. Recent molecular work (Kimball et al., Barrowclough) has revealed that Junglefowl and Pheasants are not monophyletic.

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nativeamericannews:

  Francis Williams ~ Haida
Francis worked in diverse media, including silkscreen prints, argillite, wood, and copper. However, he was mainly known for his hand-carved silver and gold jewellery. Francis studied fine art and commercial art at Camosun College, Victoria and also received instruction from Art Adams of Masset. His influences originated from artwork within the Royal B.C. Museum and he exhibited widely in B.C. and Japan.

nativeamericannews:

  Francis Williams ~ Haida

Francis worked in diverse media, including silkscreen prints, argillite, wood, and copper. However, he was mainly known for his hand-carved silver and gold jewellery. Francis studied fine art and commercial art at Camosun College, Victoria and also received instruction from Art Adams of Masset. His influences originated from artwork within the Royal B.C. Museum and he exhibited widely in B.C. and Japan.