me: *sees @crushingonsans amazing wing art*
me: *wants to do it but then remembers why i never make art anymore*
WHOO BOY. who here is honestly surprised that i did only one, and that it was Razz? not me, that’s for sure. just take this shitty, half-assed, not even outlined bullshit bc im not wasting anymore time on it smh. so like….. i actually did a lot of fucking research on this wing bullshit (for the sanses, at least) but i Refuse to draw anymore or ever again, so imma just post the summary of it right here
okay, so these birds are fucking gliders that ride on hot air updrifts, and they rarely ever flap their wings. does this kind of lazy flying remind you of anyone? they’re kinda ugly, but it was more of the behavior of the birds that caught my attention. they’re slow-moving and very broad in the sky, and they dont get buffeted by winds very easily.
also a lazy bird. they actually will follow trash boats and pick food off of those (*looks deliberately at the large pile of takeout boxes in a pile in Red’s room*), but mostly feed on squid, not really flying unless they have to. this was less about the behavior, and more about the wings for this one. they’re long and broad (albatrosses are have the largest wingspan of any flying bird) but also very sharp looking, and i feel like they suit the edgy dick.
Southern White-Faced Owl
honestly, these birds are just really fucking cute. go on. look them up. the wings are fluffy looking and, as with most owls, made for silent flight. they’re smooth and rounded, and are used less for flying and more for gliding from tree branches to swoop down and grab prey. which i honestly think matches with my headcanon of blue’s fighting style (staying back and then swooping in to strike when necessary bc he likes to play hero like a fucking nerd)
these birds do a lot of their hunting in air by chasing their prey down. they use the fall and swoop method to get them most of the time, but ones that live in cities often go after pigeons, so they are more of a hunter bird than anything. also, i feel like these birds are kinda cool, but also more silly than anything just because they’re far too overdone.
anyways that was rly fucking stupid, kinda regret it now that ive read over it, but fuck it
One of the trip highlights, currently on the Budget Eastern
South Africa Tour II, was viewing four species of owls in the Kruger National
Park in one day. Good views were had of Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Pearl-spotted
Owlet, a pair of Southern White-faced Owls and one Spotted Eagle-Owl on the
Sunset Drive near Pretoriuskop Rest Camp.
Photo - Southern White-faced Owl, photographed by Gareth Robbins