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Falkland Steamer Duck (Tachyeres barchypterus)

…a species of steamer duck that is endemic to the Falkland Islands in the southern Atlantic. Like most other steamer ducks the Falkland steamer duck has very short wings and cannot fly. Falkland steamer ducks primarily forage at sea and will feed on molluscs and crustaceans which are caught when diving.

Breeding will take place from September to December and nests are built close to water. Falkland steamer ducks are highly aggressive and territorial and pairs will defend their claims from any other bird species. These disputes can turn bloody as Falkland steamer ducks possess two developed spurs on their wings which they use to fight.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Anseriformes-Anatidae-Tachyeres-T.brachypterus

Images: Jhon C. Mittermeier and Pablo Caceres Contreras 

so right now

ive been drunk all day. like friday night i was so drunk. yesterday wsa okay i just felt really strange. i went to jackies on friday and got crossed, i kissed alex kind of a lot and everyone hated me on saturday. like legit, ridge was pissed. chloe was super hurt. darren was pissed. omg it was a mess. i snuck out at last night and nathan got me and jena, we went back to kyles. ellis nathan cho, and time were there but they left early they dont drink. alex t, kyle nathan b, and joey picc were the guys and the girls were me syd jena and olivia?  i kissed nathan b like twice. because kyle was being so annoying. but they had like smirnoff and shit and jena threw up AGAIN. nathan took me and jena home and after he dropped jena off we talked about his family and stuff. hes a really nice kid. anyways now im tlkang to emily alimashrab cause ive been dizzy all day. ive also been talking to cassius and treey and darren and alex and ridge and chloe and claire and sydney and jena and nathan b and oh yeah, bryce came to jackies on friday. there was also a kid named kody that hooked with melissa. jason drew a penis on my face because i passed out. hahahhahahahaha omg. joey maynard went to jackies too! and colin issac, no tracey, uhh colin, no alante, uhh daniel chloe c NO CHLOE J MOLLY OR STEPH AHH. ummmm who else, jordan bryce jason tori claire joey m sydney jena colin mccormick, ridge alex dallen no ryan…. melissa jackie sophie  haha idk forgot. no madi or aly. there was also a cheer banquet on saturday, that was cool i got a pink water bottle woooO!!!!

Strand Releasing Nabs Sundance Prizewinner ‘Summer of Sangaile’

The coming-of-age romance tale turns on Sangaile (Julija Steponaityte), a 17-year-old fascinated by stunt planes who meets another girl, Auste (Aiste Dirziute), while attending a summer aeronautical show near her parents’ lakeside villa. As the two girls grow closer and fall in love, Sangaile allows Auste, a free-spirited and vibrant young woman, to discover her most intimate secret, and finds in her the only person who truly encourages her to fly.

Euthalenessa oculata

…is a species of marine polychaete worm that occurs in the Mediterranean, European waters, and off of Mozambique. Like other scale worms this species is covered in scale-like elytra, however members of this species’s family differ from other scale worms in having compound chaetae.

Classification

Animalia-Annelida-Polychaeta-Aciculata-Phyllocida-Aphroitiformia-SIgalionidae-Euthalenessa-E. oculata

Image: Arthur Anker