1. woodythedog:

    File under: awkward/comfortable sleeping positions.



  3. llbwwb:

    Baby Black Tern (by Roeselien Raimond)



  5. astronomy-to-zoology:

    What are the tubes on seabirds for?

    function of the tubes on Procellariiformes

    as you may or may not have noticed several species of seabirds like albatrosses, petrels, fulmars and shearwaters all have tubes on their bills called narnicorns. These tubes earned the order their name tubenoses but what function do they serve? It turns out that these tubes help the birds remove salt from their systems  by forming a saline solution which is either dripped or ejected through the nostril. Procellariiformes also have a tubular nasal passage which helps the birds smell prey in the open ocean.



  6. astronomy-to-zoology:

    Woodpecker Tongues

    The woodpecker’s tongue can extend 2/3 its body length. Its tongue is covered in sticky saliva and barbs all over with an ear (a hearing mechanism) at the end of it. So it can listen to its prey. It detects sound. The tongue is so long that it fits its tongue in its head by wrapping around its brain and around its eye sockets. It can move its head/beak up to 15-16 times per second as it strikes a tree. This is incredibly fast. It creates immense forces, 250 more times than astronauts are subjected to. It is 1,000 G’s. The woodpecker has cartilage around the brain that keeps it from shattering.


  7. (Source: tiagorstone)




  10. Like a BOSS!