From the Department of Animals with Built-in Awesome Hats:
This is a Northern Royal Flycatcher, a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family. It is found in Mexico, south through most of Central America, to north-western Colombia and far western Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. They are 16.5–18 cm (6½-7”) long, with an erectile fan-shaped crest, coloured red in the male and yellow-orange in the female. The display with the crest fully raised is seen extremely rarely, except during banding sessions. And we must say, it’s pretty spectacular.
Photo by Aves Internacionales
I would be friends with this bird.
Paging @unknownbinaries XD
Panel Stories #4
SOMA - San Francisco, CA
Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM
See that false burrito. See it swaddled in tinfoil on the desk in the bowels of that great tower, a bundle of meat and sauce in a place long ago ceded to silicone and copper. The stooped man eating that peasant food as if in consuming it he can escape to a farmfield in a verdant valley and look down and see blood running from his blisters and say, yes this is work. This is work. Instead his hands are clawlike and ruined by the keyboard and the mouse for he is a thing of bone and sinew in a sprawling contraption electric and of man’s creation but not of man at all. And were he to saw his breast open with that plastic knife and soak the carpet black with his hot blood and were he to look ceilingward like some stigmatic enraptured and with the bellows of his lungs let forth a soaring wail in that subbasement his screams would be swallowed by the acoustic panels and repulsed by the good steel door as if he had made no sound and spilled no blood at all.
This is literally my life
Law Tower, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1964
(Sert, Jackson, Gourley)
Submitted by kosh
This is me these days. The professor.
[text: “fucking segfaults”, photograph of a kayaking trip being interrupted by a horrifying spontaneous engine explosion and subsequent all-consuming car fire]