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  • July 18, 2014
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you ever wondered if a hummingbird's stare can steal your soul (it can). This is the macro shot of a Green-Crowned Brilliant Hummingbird's face taken by photographer Chris Morgan while on vacation at the Bosque De Paz biological reserve in Cos... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2014
    This is a video of Youtuber Pumzilla's pet cockatiel Twinkie whistling the Andy Griffith theme song to his friend the stuffed turtle. It made me happy. Plus made me wish I could whistle. It also made me wish I had a turtle friend to sing to. I like tuttles. "Wait -- are yo... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2014
    This is a video of swallows that have learned to use a motion-detecting door at the University of Victoria's bike-parking garage so they can gain access to their nests inside (which they made before the doors were installed). For reference, that makes them smarter than the 75%... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2014
    This is the Game of Thrones inspired 3-eyed crow created by Allis Markham, a taxidermist for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, and owner of Preytaxidermy, who also teaches classes on the subject. Apparently it's illegal in the US to sell or trade dead crows (because t... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2014
    Note: Link to livefeed of the feeder HERE. This is Plipshow, a livefeed of a birdfeeder that was designed to look like a little coffee shop. It's the brainchild of photographer Magne Klann. My brainchild? Napkins made specifically for chili. During daylight hours, avian vi... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2014
    Listen: I don't get paid for posting these GoPro videos. I just post them because they're interesting. I am not endorsing GoPro. At least not until they send me a camera durable enough to survive the amateur sex tape I've been planning. You ever seen a p0rno with extreme st... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2014
    This is a video of everybody's favorite nature documentary host David Attenborough narrating a women's Olympic curling match. You know, David Attenborough might actually have my favorite voice of all time. It's so relaxing. Like, if he read me a bedtime story before I KNOW I... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2014
    This is a video of a crow (a member of the Corvus genus, which includes ravens) solving a complex 8-step puzzle in order to grab himself a treat. Apparently members of the Corvus genus are particularly smart, which I already knew because of that Edgar Allen Poe poem where the ... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2014
    This is a godawful quality video (after the jump) of an African Tigerfish (above) leaping out of the water to catch a bird mid-flight. Sucks to be that bird. Of course, it shouldn't have been flying so close to the surface in the first place. THAT'S WATER DUMMY, YOU DON'T BE... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2013
    This is a small photographic series of birds (and a bat) that photographer Nick Brandt gathered around the shoreline of Lake Natron in Tanzania and posed for photos like they were still alive. The lake, which reaches temperatures as high as 60°C (140°F), also has a basic pH be... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    This is the video from a GoPro camera attached to the back of a trained eagle while in flight. I'M FLYING, JACK. It was pretty interesting to see how it reacts while in flight. Because from far away they look so majestic but up close he seemed to fly the same way I ride my b... / Continue →
  • September 9, 2013
    Season Shot is soon-to-be released shotgun ammo that kills and seasons the game bird you shoot with spice pellets instead of little metal balls. The ammo will come in Cajun, lemon pepper, garlic, teriyaki and honey mustard varieties, none of which will make a clay pigeon edibl... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2013
    This is the Archibird Cage Table built by French designer Grégoire de Lafforest. It's a table with a bird cage below and little glass viewing bells that the birds can fly up into. Admittedly, it looks pretty nice. At least until the whole thing is covered in shit. Nothing l... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2013
    This is a video from Earth Unplugged featuring an ultra slow-motion comparison of peregrine falcon and raven flight, all filmed from a moving vehicle traveling alongside the birds. They even throw treats in the air for the raven so you can see it swoop around all acrobaticall... / Continue →
  • May 31, 2013
    These are the Bioshock Infinite bird and birdcage pendant replicas sold by Etsy seller leagueofshadows. You can get one or the other for $13. You have to choose though, you can't get both. Just kidding, you can, but in the game you have to choose, so I feel like you should h... / Continue →
  • May 2, 2013
    This is a series of impressively constructed papercraft birds glued together by artist Johan Scherft. They look real. REALLY REAL. Polly want a cracker? Is this the wrong kind of bird for that? Is it the kind you feed breadcrumbs to by the pond? I think I was at home with... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2013
    Penguins: everybody wishes they knew one. Same goes for owls. This isn't about owls though, this is a video of penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific playing 'iPad Game For Cats'. It's basically an app with a toy mouse that runs around while your cat tries to stomp and tort... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2013
    Because what homeowner doesn't want a bunch of birds living in their roof, this is a line of ceramic birdhouse roof tiles designed by Klaas Kuiken. I think they're a real product you can buy, but they only really work if you already have a ceramic tile roof. They'd look prett... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2013
    Note: Every screencap I tried to take sucked, you'll just have to spend the minute watching the video. Or not, I'm not here to tell you what to do, I'm here to report your activity to the boss. This is a video of a guy releasing the mouse he managed to capture that had been p... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2012
    NOTE: Brobro with the camera says the S word at the 0:13 mark. This is a video of a golden eagle trying to snatch a kid up in a park and fly away with it. I think the kid was too heavy though, because the bird drops it just a couple feet off the ground. For the record, this ... / Continue →