The Red-bearded Bee-eater is a beautiful Asian bee-eater up to 34 cm long, scientifically named Nyctyornis amictus (Coraciiformes - Meropidae), and found in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.
This species, along with the other which comprises the genus (Nyctyornis athertoni), are the most primitive extant forms in the Meropidae Family, probably originated in southeast Asian forest.
Photo credit: ©Henry Koh
Locality: Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
Mojave Desert and Death Valley, Natural Wonders, Susan Newcomer 1978
from gay semiotics (1977) by hal fischer
Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640) - Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Lerma (1603)
|—||Unknown (via fearlessknightsandfairytales)|
I met this twerking, albino Raven named Pearl today. It is only one of four known albino Ravens in the whole world.
Pearl lives in this woman’s house. The handler has a permit, and the bird is property of the government (like hawks and falcons). She is affiliated with the California Wildlife Center. Every time the handler stopped petting Pearl she started cawing. She really likes affection.