Groove Billed Ani birds look prehistoric.
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i HONESTLY thought this was a perfect restoration of something from the Cretaceous, i adore these birds
Oh hey, I saw some of these birds when I went on vacation! (Although, I think they were the Smooth-Billed variant.)
Not only do these birds look prehistoric, they run around on the ground in a way that reminded me of raptors. They’re actually pretty swift on the ground and can do a lot of surprisingly fast turns while they’re running, but they also do a lot of hopping around too. (Here’s a quick little video of some.) And some cruddy pictures I took:
They immediately stuck out to me as having a lot of personality, they seem very intelligent. Sadly, I didn’t get any photos of them playing with eachother or foraging, but they seem to at least sometimes travel in groups and seem to be very comfortable on the ground. They kind-of have an awkward flight, so it makes sense.
Throwback - Celebrities Recreate Iconic Covers for Ebony Magazine’s 65th Anniversary (2010)
To celebrate its 65th anniversary issue and icons of the past and present, EBONY magazine asked their favorite entertainers to pose in modern-day recreations of those covers for a one-of-a-kind look back at the past.
Featuring: Regina King (as Eartha Kitt), Mary J. Blige (as Diana Ross), Nia Long (as Dorothy Dandridge), John Legend (as Duke Ellington), Lamman Rucker (as Richard Roundtree), Taraji P. Henson (as Diahann Carroll), Blair Underwood (as Sidney Poitier), Jurnee Smollett (as Lena Horne), Usher Raymond (as Sammy Davis, Jr.), and Samuel L. Jackson (as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), among others.
how the fuck is this true. there are many people with less than a complete human skeleton. this requires that some people have more bones than an entire skeleton, or perhaps for one person to have hundreds of millions more bones than an entire skeleton. who is he? who is he??