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Tag: ornithology

Beautifully illustrated birds on old envelopes

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By Mark Powell, via Colossal

Biodiversity, science and surrealism, together as lovely art by Tiffany Bozic

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By Tiffany Bozic, via Colossal.

For duck enthusiasts: This one is massive.

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By Florentijin Hofman, via Colossal

These hyper-realistic papercraft birds are extraordinary!

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By Johan Scherft, via Colossal

If you love birds of prey, then you’ll love this instagram account

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By Allison at Avianrecon, via Instagram.

Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock. Amazing exhibit at the New York Historical Society #wow @nyhistory

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“On display now through May 19 at the New York Historical Society is the first of three installations in Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock, the society’s unprecedented exhibition of 474 paintings.”

From New York Historical Society, via Wired.

Creature art on top of antique celestial maps

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By Louise McNaught, via Visual News

Animals created by the letters in their name. #clevertypography

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By Dan Fleming, via My Modern Met.

A very funny BBC nature video.

From the BBC One show ‘Funny Talking Animals – Walk On The Wild Side’

Weaver Birds Plus Telephone Poles Equal Strangely Compelling Artwork.

More on the Weaver Bird here.

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“In the vast barren landscapes of the southern Kalahari, Sociable Weaver Birds assume ownership of the telephone poles that cut across their habitat.Their burgeoning nests are at once inertly statuesque and teeming with life. The twigs and grass collected to build these nests combine to give strangely recognisable personalities to the otherwise inanimate poles.”

By Dillon Marsh, via Notcot.org

Birds sculpted from scrap metal: like perfect little robots.

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By Barbara Franc, via Colossal.

Biodiversity as visualized via black hair and moustache styles

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By ilovedoodle.com (link | link)

If you ever doubt that majesty and beauty exists in the natural world, then watch this: A Bird Ballet

These starlings are best viewed in HD, on a large screen, in a comfy dark spot, headphones, the whole works…

A bird ballet | Short Film from Neels CASTILLON on Vimeo.

By Neels Castillon, ia Colossal.

When art supplies include ornithological parts.

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By Chris Maynard. Via Designboom.

Sciencegeek Advent Calendar Extravaganza! – Day 22

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CHRISTMASY BIODIVERSITY TRADING CARDS
From the Phylo Project (Click on the card to go to webpage)

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(see more of Popperfont’s Sciencegeek Advent Calendar Extravanganza here)

When birds need to downsize. #funny

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From the Doghouse Diaries.

Surreal but amazing ceramic sculture of a set of lungs.

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By Kate McDowell, via Colossal.

Birds on Twitter (this is so seriously awesome)

“Latvian conceptual artist and creative director Voldemars Dudums created this insanely clever bird feeder using an old computer keyboard and some cubes of bacon fat. When the birds would fly down to snack their inadvertent key presses were fed to an api that parsed each little tap into a bonafide tweet on the @hungry_birds Twitter account”

By Voldemars Dudums, text via Colossal.

Strapping a camera on a pigeon? Sounds about right.

“Photographing with birds is anything but a new idea. It was actually invented a little over a century ago, in 1907, by a German photography pioneer named Julius Neubronner.

Neubronner worked as an apothecary (i.e. an old-school independent pharmacist) and used carrier pigeons to rush deliver medications to clients. After one of his pigeons returned four weeks late, Neubronner came up with the wacky idea of sticking a camera onto his pigeons in order to glimpse into their activities.”

Text by Michael Zhang at Petapixel. There’s also a wikipedia entry on this topic.

Talk about interdisciplinary: Discrete Mathematics with Ducks.

By Sarah-Marie Belcastro. You can actually buy this textbook. Would make for an interesting gift, although I might hold out for “Advanced Discrete Mathematics with Geese.”

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