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thegoddamazon:

pimpingweapons:

peashooter85:

Pair of singing bird pistols handcrafted by Frères Rochat, 1820.
Handcrafted by Frères Rochat, a Swiss watch maker who specialized in creating clockwork automatons who worked out of Geneva.  Each of the pistols are encrusted with diamonds and other precious gems and inlaid in gold, silver, and platinum.  Utilizing a complex clockwork mechanism, the user wound it with a key and cocked the hammers.  When the trigger is pulled a bird popped out of the muzzle, dancing, singing, and flapping its wings until the mechanism powered down. 
Only four other examples of singing bird pistols are known to exist, and these are the only matching pair in the world.  The pistols were put up for auction by Christies, Hong Kong, on May 30th, 2011.  A fierce bidding war developed between two passionate collectors, lasting for over ten minutes.  When the smoke cleared, the pistols were sold for $5.8 million.

These really don’t count as weapons, but are pimping as balls. 

Magical girl weaponry.

thegoddamazon:

pimpingweapons:

peashooter85:

Pair of singing bird pistols handcrafted by Frères Rochat, 1820.

Handcrafted by Frères Rochat, a Swiss watch maker who specialized in creating clockwork automatons who worked out of Geneva.  Each of the pistols are encrusted with diamonds and other precious gems and inlaid in gold, silver, and platinum.  Utilizing a complex clockwork mechanism, the user wound it with a key and cocked the hammers.  When the trigger is pulled a bird popped out of the muzzle, dancing, singing, and flapping its wings until the mechanism powered down. 

Only four other examples of singing bird pistols are known to exist, and these are the only matching pair in the world.  The pistols were put up for auction by Christies, Hong Kong, on May 30th, 2011.  A fierce bidding war developed between two passionate collectors, lasting for over ten minutes.  When the smoke cleared, the pistols were sold for $5.8 million.


These really don’t count as weapons, but are pimping as balls

Magical girl weaponry.

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loveforearth:

“Hummingbird” by Bob Decker

loveforearth:

“Hummingbird” by Bob Decker

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kavachai
kavachai:

Rufous hummingbird (photograph by Jesse Schpakowski)

kavachai:

Rufous hummingbird (photograph by Jesse Schpakowski)

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fairy-wren
rhamphotheca:

fairy-wren:  lilac breasted roller  (photo by conrad tan)

rhamphotheca:

fairy-wren:  lilac breasted roller  (photo by conrad tan)

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lovesogolden
lovesogolden:

Pets in love.

lovesogolden:

Pets in love.

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olympo

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animalworld
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angrybrownbaby:

rhamphotheca:

animalworld: WATTLED CURASSOW - Crax globulosa

©venwu225
The Wattled Curassow is about 82–89 cm (32–35 in) long, and weighs around 2,500 g (88 oz). It is a large curassow  lacking the white tail-tips found in many of these birds; the feathers  along the crest of its head are curled forwards. Males have black plumage all over except for the white crissum (area between legs and tail). It has conspicuous crimson bill ornaments—a round red knob with bony core adorns the maxilla base, while the cere extends apically at least halfway under this knob and below the mandible base forms a small fleshy wattle.
It has been found from the western and southwestern Amazon Basin of Brazil west to the Andes foothills of southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador and Peru, and northern Bolivia. Its area of occurrence is essentially delimited by the Caquetá-Japurá, Solimões, Amazon and Madeira Rivers, and the 300 meter contour line towards the Andes.  But its precise distribution is very little-known; most populations  were observed by people travelling along the rivers in its range.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wattled_Curassow
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Fisher’s Turaco
Edward’s Crested Guineafowl
Wattled Smokey Honeyeater


I’m all about the curls on its head.

omg he is Fried, Dyed, and Laid To The Side! This brotha’s process is slicker than billy dee williams in the 80’s (TM str8nochaser).  this brotha is SLICK!

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angrybrownbaby:

rhamphotheca:

animalworldWATTLED CURASSOW - Crax globulosa

©venwu225

The Wattled Curassow is about 82–89 cm (32–35 in) long, and weighs around 2,500 g (88 oz). It is a large curassow lacking the white tail-tips found in many of these birds; the feathers along the crest of its head are curled forwards. Males have black plumage all over except for the white crissum (area between legs and tail). It has conspicuous crimson bill ornaments—a round red knob with bony core adorns the maxilla base, while the cere extends apically at least halfway under this knob and below the mandible base forms a small fleshy wattle.

It has been found from the western and southwestern Amazon Basin of Brazil west to the Andes foothills of southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador and Peru, and northern Bolivia. Its area of occurrence is essentially delimited by the Caquetá-Japurá, Solimões, Amazon and Madeira Rivers, and the 300 meter contour line towards the Andes. But its precise distribution is very little-known; most populations were observed by people travelling along the rivers in its range.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wattled_Curassow

Other Posts:

Fisher’s Turaco

Edward’s Crested Guineafowl

Wattled Smokey Honeyeater

I’m all about the curls on its head.

omg he is Fried, Dyed, and Laid To The Side! This brotha’s process is slicker than billy dee williams in the 80’s (TM str8nochaser).  this brotha is SLICK!

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badgerlips
badgerlips:

By Jonathan Bartlett

badgerlips:

By Jonathan Bartlett

gabbyisactive:

bruisdnotbrkn:

afrogeekgoddess:

la-l-u-n-e:

Nature is beautiful. 

It’s like it took a bath in a fluorescent rainbow!

So cute!!!

where’s his eyeball?

gabbyisactive:

bruisdnotbrkn:

afrogeekgoddess:

la-l-u-n-e:

Nature is beautiful. 

It’s like it took a bath in a fluorescent rainbow!

So cute!!!

where’s his eyeball?

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