I have chickens now! But I’m too tired to photograph them. Take my word for it.
Today this girl walked into class, looked around and asked “are there any teachers around?” and when we said no she pulled a lizard out of her shirt
I think every school has that girl.
Takachiho (高千穂) is a town in northern Miyazaki Prefecture that is steeped in Japanese mythology. It is the supposed site of legend where Amaterasu, the Shinto Sun Goddess, disturbed by her brother’s cruel pranks, hid herself in a cave, prompting the other gods and goddesses to try and lure her out.
It is also the disputed landing place of the god Ninigi no Mikoto, grandson of Amaterasu, who was sent down from heaven to establish the lineage of Japanese emperors, a distinction which it competes for with Mount Takachiho-no-mine in Kirishima National Park.
Takachiho is known as a “power spot”, a place of profound religious importance and natural beauty, which radiates spiritual energy. Among the best spots for a spiritual experience are Amano Iwato Shrine and Takachiho Gorge on a calm day. (高千穂峡)
omg they are so offended if you lick them back.
Fun fact! Dogs lick the mouths of those they consider higher in rank! So if you lick them back, they are not offended, they just don’t see themselves as higher than you and they are confused! The second dog must be a very loyal dog because he or she literally refuses to be licked back haha! I love dogs.
fyanimaldiversity: Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
- The iconic plumage and colors of the normal wild type male displaying for the attention of the less colorful female. I found a really nice resource for identifying female peahens here, so I don’t have to figure out how to fit all the ladies in. [x]
- A darker bird, the purple morph has a darker blue-purple sheen on the body and eyes of the train. The iridescence fades fairly quickly as the tail feathers age, turning them a duller brown color [x]
- Dark, glossy, greenish bodied with a grey-brown train, the bronze isn’t the most colorful bird, but still very pretty.[x]
- Cameos lack iridescence all together. Males start off with this darker brown coloration, and are said to fade a few shades during the year from the sun. His train is a light tan, and he exhibits the white eyed mutation, meaning the “eyes” or ocelli in his tail feathers are white.[x]
- Instead of brown, the charcoal leans more towards greyscale. The body is a very dark grey, almost black in color, and the tail is grey. Like the cameo, this morph also has no iridescence. [x]
- The peach variety is aptly named, since the base color and train is a light peachy-tan. Combined with the white wings, it makes for a very light and subdued looking animal.[x]
- The first pattern mutations found, the black-shouldered trait replaces the normally barred feathers on the wing (like the male on the left) with solid, dark feathers. This mutation can be combined with color mutations, like purple black-shoulders, charcoal black shoulder, etc. [x]
- A flashy pied, white markings on his head, throat, wings, and belly. Like the black shoulder (and really all of the pattern mutations), there are many color+pattern combinations. [x]
- Birds with higher amounts of white, created by mixing the pied, white, and white eyed mutation, are called silver pied.[x]
- White peafowl are not an uncommon sight, and might be the second most familiar morph behind the wild type. [x]
f*ck yeah peacocks <3