Day 213: Japanese White-Eye
Known as mejiro, the Japanese White-Eye was historically kept as a cage bird in places such as Japan, China, Vietnam, Phillipines, and Taiwan.   They were introduced to the island of O’ahu in 1929, and quickly began to live on all other islands of Hawaii.

Day 213: Japanese White-Eye

Known as mejiro, the Japanese White-Eye was historically kept as a cage bird in places such as Japan, China, Vietnam, Phillipines, and Taiwan.   They were introduced to the island of O’ahu in 1929, and quickly began to live on all other islands of Hawaii.

Day 210: Mourning Dove
One of the most populous birds of North America, the Mourning Dove is heavily hunted for its meat and for sport, yet still manages to retain it’s large numbers due to raising many broods each year.  They are monogamous breeders and will continue to remain with a partner until one dies. Additionally, they are closely related to the extinct passenger pigeon, and are thought to be able to help bring them back from extinction via cloning.

Day 210: Mourning Dove

One of the most populous birds of North America, the Mourning Dove is heavily hunted for its meat and for sport, yet still manages to retain it’s large numbers due to raising many broods each year.  They are monogamous breeders and will continue to remain with a partner until one dies. Additionally, they are closely related to the extinct passenger pigeon, and are thought to be able to help bring them back from extinction via cloning.

Day 209: Temminck’s Tragopan
Found throughout the forests of Vietnam, Tibet, and China, the Temminck’s Tragopan is a pheasant that is sexually dimorphic.  The male sports a dark-blue lappet that he can ‘buff  up’ during courtship displays. They are named after the Dutch naturalist, Coenraad Jacob Temminck.

Day 209: Temminck’s Tragopan

Found throughout the forests of Vietnam, Tibet, and China, the Temminck’s Tragopan is a pheasant that is sexually dimorphic.  The male sports a dark-blue lappet that he can ‘buff  up’ during courtship displays. They are named after the Dutch naturalist, Coenraad Jacob Temminck.

Day 208: Southern Screamer
Belonging to the order of Anseriformes which includes geese, swans, and ducks, the Southern Screamer originates from Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, and other neighbouring countries.  Their elongated carpal bone is  a sharp spur that is used as a weapon against rival birds, not unlike a dragon.
I’m lying. They’re actually dragons. Well, most like descendants of.  Their great grandmother was a dragon princess.

Day 208: Southern Screamer

Belonging to the order of Anseriformes which includes geese, swans, and ducks, the Southern Screamer originates from Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, and other neighbouring countries.  Their elongated carpal bone is  a sharp spur that is used as a weapon against rival birds, not unlike a dragon.

I’m lying. They’re actually dragons. Well, most like descendants of.  Their great grandmother was a dragon princess.