Niltava sundara (Passeriformes - Muscicapidae), the Rufous-bellied Niltava, is a large (up to 18 cm), stocky and brightly colored flycatcher with rounded head shape, fairly short tail and broad-based bill.
Males of the species are blue and yellow, while females are olive brown with an ochraceous tint.
This species can be found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Photo credit: ©Gary Kinard | Locality: Doi Lang, Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Boophis axelmeyeri Vences, Andreone & Vieites, 2005
Boophis axelmeyeri is known from the Tsaratanana and Manongarivo massifs of the Sambirano region in northwest Madagascar, where it occurs in rainforests between 680 and 1100 metres above sea level.
Morphology & Colouration
Boophis axelmeyeri is a medium-sized treefrog, with males reaching about 43 mm. These frogs possess a heel spine and a network of ridges on the dorsum.
This species is typically brownish, with crossbands on its legs and arms. Its most distinctive characteristic is the red patch in the upper part of its iris.
Males call from bushes and trees at a height of 2-3 metres above the ground along small forest streams. The call is complex and unharmonious.
Boophis axelmeyeri is currently listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, due to its limited distribution and the decreasing quality of its habitat.
Systematics & Taxonomy
Boophis axelmeyeri belongs to the B. goudoti group of treefrogs, characterised by the presence of a heel spine, webbing between the fingers, and a network of dermal ridges on the back. It is very similar in appearance to B. burgeri, but differs by its red upper iris colour. Frogs assigned to this species from the Marojejy massif differ by their upper iris colour and slightly in their genetic affinities, and may represent an incipient allopatric speciation event.
First photo is of the male holotype of the species, second from the website of Axel Meyer.
Vences, M., F. Andreone & D.R. Vieites. 2005. New treefrog of the genus Boophis Tschudi 1838 from the northwestern rainforests of Madagascar. Tropical Zoology 18(2):237-249. [x]
Homestuck is a webcomic written by Andrew Hussie, featured on a website called MS Paint Adventures. It attracts many followers worldwide due to its video game themes, plot development, and lovable characters. Despite its sci-fi and fantasy nature, many people find Homestuck to be rather relatable.
It is a story about four kids (John Egbert, Rose Lalonde, Dave Strider, and Jade Harley) who all want to play a new video game called SBURB that just came out. Little do they know that not only will the game seal the fate of bringing the apocalypse to earth, but they will also be the heroes put in charge of saving their universe.
In an alternate universe, twelve alien kids, who call their species “trolls”, experience the same fate as the kids whom you’ve already been introduced to. Finding evidence of success from the human kids’ session, the trolls seize opportunity to communicate with the kids in order for both sessions to save their universes.
Without trying to give too much of the plot away in case you’re curious to read it, I will say there is a third universe involved. In this universe, the guardians from the kid’s universe are now the children in this universe, and the kids are the adults (basically a swap in age and family role). These kids will also be destined to play SBURB, and they will be destined to meet the kids you were first introduced to.
From an outsider’s perspective, Homestuck appears to be a long story with nothing but confusing wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey issues and the instabilty of all that is space, but if you come around to reading it and appreciate it for its video game-like structure and sarcastic humor, you’ll learn that Homestuck
is about friendship
is about family
is a story about love
Four kinds of love, to be exact
Including themes of forrbidden love
… and it’s about loss.
It’s a story of self-doubt
It is a story about reevaluating your life decisions
and suffering the consequences of your decisions
It’s about the fear of living in someone’s shadow
It’s about gaining confidence so that you may someday fly
It’s about helping everyone out no matter how people view your actions
It is about recognizing the intelligence and beauty in the person whom you care most about, regardless of gender
It’s a story of betrayal
It’s about coping with apathy and bipolarity
It’s about maintaining your strength while staying true to your heart
It’s about self-esteem issues
And it’s about acknowledging that, no matter where you’re from, everyone is equal.
It’s is about how we, as people, must work as one despite our cultural upbringings and differences so that we can work together and make the most out of the life we are living.
So we have to work together and stay positive
No matter what trouble lies ahead
… no seriously there’s a lot of trouble that lies ahead I am not even joking here
i am not even fricken kidding man do u think i look like i am kidding
it gets INTENSE
So whether you suffer from alcohol abuse or depression or any other personal problems, or if you ever feel like you are alone in this world
Homestuck is an adventure.
An adventure worth celebrating.
So I invite you all to have a taste
Of exciting news, and of course
And constructed together, you have the incredible tale
of a webcomic called
If you would like to begin reading Homestuck, click here
To support the original artists/musicians, you can purchase Homestuck music here
If you’d rather watch the adventure instead of read it, Homestuck is featured on YouTube here
Thank you, and Happy Homestucking!
Every homestuck needs to reblog
Commonly referred to as Orange-banded Gem, the butterflies of the species Crocozona coecias (Riodinidae) are marked with broad orange bands on both, fore and hindwings.
Crocozona coecias has two subspecies: Crocozona coecias arcuata which occurs north of the equator in Colombia, Venezuela, Surinam, Ecuador and Guyana; and Crocozona coecias coecias which is found in Peru and Bolivia. The butterfly shown, however, was found in Brazil.
Photo credit: ©Almir Cândido de Almeida | Locality: Senador Guiomard, Acre, Brazil
I love how potato in French is pomme de terre, which pretty much means “earth apple.”
like what stupid frenchman saw this:
and said “zis petite légume looks like a, how you say, APPLE! hmmm… but it grows in ze earth… HON HON HON! MAIS OUI! C’EST UNE…
This is the best idea for a restaurant. - Imgur
I DON’T THINK IT’S LITERALLY POSSIBLE FOR ME TO LIKE OR FAV OR UPVOTE THIS ENOUGH
I would like to see more of these.
Is this not a thing in America?
It’s a thing all over here in Australia. You get a wrist band. Means you can buy no booze, but you get free soft drink.
this is a thing in canada too like all you gotta do is say that youre driving
Free….soda….in the US for….DD’s? Free…anything to encourage safe behaviours?
That’s too much logic for this country. Sounds like Socialist propaganda
Meanwhile in England we built a pub on the motorway