The kakapo is one of the rarest parrots in the world:It’s flightless
It’s the world’s heaviest parrot
It’s possibly the oldest living bird and
It has a subsonic mating boom that can travel several kilometres
*shuffles along a branch*
*bounces along the floor*
I love the kakapo so much it’s like a bird cat.
And given the opportunity, it will fuck your head.
OH MY GOD IM LAUGHING SO HARD
Oh gosh don’t ever let this sweet ball of feathers become extinct, how adorably silly!! *v*
Let’s talk about that subsonic mating boom.
Kakapos aren’t stupid. (Well they are, but we’ll get there.) The males stand in valleys or even small depressions to give resonance and strength to their mating cries. This lets the sound travel for kilometres in every direction. Multiple males often end up in the same area because it boosts their calls still further.
Are you seeing the problem?
Here’s the thing: the females can’t tell the difference between birds who called and birds who didn’t. They just go to the closest male.
Which makes the mating call an evolutionary drawback. It takes time and energy and puts the males in a open space easy for predators to find - and it doesn’t increase their odds of mating.
It gets better.
Because the calls go in all directions, sometimes the females can’t find the males at all. They get confused by the sounds and end up in the wrong area.
… Well done guys.
LOOK AT ALL THE EMOTIONS
I literally didnt recognize her
i only knew it was her because of the start of the shhh shhh and the fascinating gif…
It’s almost like the character makes a difference. It’s almost like Bella Swan is a terribly written and completely flat character and no actress could have believably put emotion into her portrayal with the lines and motivations they were given. It’s almost like when she’s given a decent character she can give a great performance. IT’S ALMOST LIKE SHE’S AN ACTRESS.
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in an abusive relationship, though at first she didn’t realize it. In a talk at TEDxRainier, she tells the disturbing story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.
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THE GOLDEN RULE OF TUMBLR
my god, we’re all Ross.
So in conclusion, we are all the men of Friends, combined.
Not just the men.
Phoebe is basically a walking night blogger when she’s got a guitar. Admit it.
In conclusion, we are the show Friends.
we all need this on our blogs
This is the most beautiful post on all of Tumblr.