What a marvellously graphic image of a filoplume. As you can see, there are no barbs along the rachis and the feather has evidently evolved for display rather than for light or insulation.
Wah! Flight, not light!
I haven't heard of this species, it must be stunning to have such a lovely feather, so delicate and dainty.
Will you keep it so I can see it when (if I ever manage to) I come visit? It's gorgeous.I have always been in the habit of picking up discarded feathers.I love how the overall structure is a replica of each individual line. I don't know the words like Maalie does!
Woah! Maalie! It certainly is beautiful. its much more translucent in real life....Ellee ggogle them they are really a beautiful bird abut the size of a roosterJu's:- you bet! it sits ina glass cabinet!
That photo is crying out for a frame! :-)
hello Merisi! yes!
Simply stunning! Lyrebirds are the best entertainers in Australia! This is a great link to see them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y:)
Now are you sure it's from a Lyre bird? Not a lot of people know this, but if you find a white feather, it means an angel dropped it. That is one fine feather and it could be from an angel's primary.Lorenzo.
Anon:- They certainly are! I was bush walking and someone was throwing rocks at us from a rock ledge, or so I thought. It was really anoying..so I snuck around and found it to be a Lyre bird scratching in debris on a rock shelf!Lorenzo! You could be right too!
That is a great picture, Simon. And I'm no lyre, er, liar.Keep smilingDavid
I like David's comment, you can tell he is a journalist, I bet he can write great headlines.
Simon, our Maalie was on the telly last night. I was forced, obviously to write a post on it. That makes two postings in two days. I would like to have your comments on Maalie on Telly.Lorenzo.
Lorenzo really!! ok!Ellee you are right!
I thought Pirelli was an up-market tyre that brought out calenders of hot tottie? Do tell me about their methods!Glad you liked Maalie on the telly. I wonder whether he managed to video it to show you over your Christmas dinner?Love Lorenzo.
Maybe it's already on youtube - has any one looked?
not yet.. too busy!!there are 5 birthdays in our family.... ALL in the space of a few weeks...
Oh we have lots of birthdays here too (productions and picnics and parties and *sigh*) ... apologies for lack of email which will arrive ... later! Happy Birthday if yours is within next few weeks Simon!!
oh no Anon! its not!! mine is 27 feb3 children and their grandmother!