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Green Throated Mango - Anthracothorax viridigula 

Anthracothorax viridigula (Trochilidae) is a high-flying hummer with an amazing plumage coloration. Both females (top photo) and males (bottom photo) have a black central line on the breast and belly.

The male has an entirely green throat, and glossy green upperparts with a copper tinge. The males’s tail has dark central feathers, the outer tail being wine-red tipped with black.

The female has white underparts and more bronze on the upperparts and flanks; the females tail has also dark central feathers, but the outer tail being wine-red tipped with white. 

The Green-throated Mango prefers coastal areas including mangroves, swamp forests, and semi-wooded zones. This species breeds from northeastern Venezuela, Trinidad and the Guianas south to northeasterm Brazil.

References: [1] - [2] - [3]

Photo credit: ©David Hemmings | Locality: unknown (2010) | [Top] - [Bottom]

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djferreira224:

#719 繡眼直球 Strike! by John&Fish on Flickr.

djferreira224:

#719 繡眼直球 Strike! by John&Fish on Flickr.

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likeafieldmouse:

Saul Leiter

probably my favorite photographer.
his bold composition sense is phenomenal.

This is the kind of post I both love and hate to see on Tumblr. Love, because I get exposed to creators I’ve never heard of; hate, because I always feel like the format and ethos of Tumblr pressures me to scroll through posts as fast as possible when what I really want to do is linger.

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becausebirds:

Hummingbird nest on top of gargoyle.

That is one tiny gargoyle, if you think about the size of hummingbird nests.

becausebirds:

Hummingbird nest on top of gargoyle.

That is one tiny gargoyle, if you think about the size of hummingbird nests.

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wonderful-strange:

The old Cincinnati Public Library

More pictures and historical context here and you can bet a library like this will show up in a story I write someday.

wonderful-strange:

The old Cincinnati Public Library

More pictures and historical context here and you can bet a library like this will show up in a story I write someday.

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animationistgirl:

Photograph by Tim Laman
The pheasant-size hoatzin fans its feathers, often while strutting along a branch, but flaps its wings clumsily when it takes to the air. It lives near swamps, digests food by fermentation like a cow, and is so odd that scientists can’t decide how to classify it.

Classification: Draco Vulgaris

angelophile:

animationistgirl:

Photograph by Tim Laman

The pheasant-size hoatzin fans its feathers, often while strutting along a branch, but flaps its wings clumsily when it takes to the air. It lives near swamps, digests food by fermentation like a cow, and is so odd that scientists can’t decide how to classify it.

Classification: Draco Vulgaris

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thalassarche:

Jambu Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus jambu) - photo by Mark Preston

thalassarche:

Jambu Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus jambu) - photo by Mark Preston

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collectivehistory:

Apollo 1 crew practicing a water landing in 1966.

It doesn’t look like a “water landing” so much as “best pool party ever”

jtotheizzoe:

collectivehistory:

Apollo 1 crew practicing a water landing in 1966.

It doesn’t look like a “water landing” so much as “best pool party ever”

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A seahorse admiring his own reflection from a divers watch.

stunningpicture:

A seahorse admiring his own reflection from a divers watch.

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sosuperawesome:

Custom made leaves and flowers made with your photographs for framing, putting in a vase or to wear as a brooch or necklace.

By Miranda van Dijk in Oud Beierland, The Netherlands.

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