Bender Rodriguez (gynocide) wrote in wtf_nature,
Bender Rodriguez
gynocide
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Duster parakeet.

This is a Duster budgie. Sometimes budgies hatch out with a genetic mutation that causes their down feathers to grow superlong and out of control, to the point that their other feathers don't come in. A lot of breeders euthanize Duster chicks because they are "special needs" and don't live as long as other budgies.

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  • Introducing... the Long-wattled Umbrellabird

    The long-wattled umbrellabird is a large black bird with a body length reaching 51 centimeters in the males. Females are only about half the size…

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    Piotr Naskrecki got an interesting photo of an unusual fly. "You think you have problems? Imagine that you have to live with a chicken-sized,…

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