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Welcome to Animals on DA.

This group is open for business and everyone is welcome. All Deviations are welcome just make sure that you submit to the right folders.

Feature folder, please do not send anything to the feature folder, it will automatically be declined. Only the admin will be able to add into that folder.

Please no DA watermarks, they will instantly be rejected, they are disturbing and unappealing to the eye.

No out of focus, or blurred shots, unless the blur was intended.

No over or underexposed shots, and any snapshots must be of a good quality and have nothing disrupting in the picture. And please don't resubmit ones that have been declined.

New edition, we will only accept photos and drawings of animals, but the drawings be it digital or traditional better be decent and finished.. We won't accept any crafts, sorry to do this.

We also do not, REPEAT DO NOT want to see pictures of vertebrates or invertebrates that are dead. We don't feel this is right, and will not approve it. No one likes to see stuff like that and respect out decisions. It is wrong and won't be tolerated.

We also do not accept pictures of dressed or staged animals, that are not within that species normal behaviour. Ergo dressed animals.

Submissions are 1 entries a day.

We hope this helps, as we would like to see better quality stuff, we know you can do it! And don't be disheartened just keep submitting.


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Group open to anyone and everyone of all skill levels who enjoy taking photographs of animals. Open to all people and focus on offering feedback to members.
Founded 6 Years ago
Dec 12, 2010


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A Perched Passerine by MissyAckerWhat's Up...? by thrumyeyeStartled Starling by AztilSinger by lica20


Perching birds (Passeriformes), also known as passerines, are the most diverse of all living bird groups. Perching birds include tits, sparrows, finches, wrens, dippers, thrushes, starlings, warblers, crows, jays, wagtails, swallows, larks, martins, warblers and many others.

The estimated 5,500 living species of perching birds account for more than half of all bird species alive today. have a unique foot structure that enables them to grip onto thin branches, twigs, slender reeds and flimsy grass stems. Some species can even grasp vertical surfaces with ease, such as rock faces and tree trunks.

Their foot consists of four long, thin toes. Three toes face forward and one faces backwards. This arrangement of the toes is referred to as an anisodactyl arrangement. There is no webbing that joins the toes.Perching birds can move each toe independently of the others and the back-facing toe is particularly strong, enabling a tight grip. The foot is structured such that when the bird lands on a branch, its weight causes its leg tendons to pinch and tighten. As a result, the foot clamps snugly around the branch. This secure grasp enables perching birds to hold tightly to their perch even when they sleep.In addition to their unique foot structure, perching birds are also notable for their ability to sing complex songs.

Their voicebox (also called a syrinx) is a vocal organ located  in their trachea. Although perching birds are not the only group of birds to have a syrinx, the syrinx is most highly-developed in perching birds. Each species of perching birds sings a unique song. Some songs are simple while others are long and complex. Species with the most lyrical songs include thrushes, wrens, larks, nightingales and lyrebirds.Some perching birds must learn their songs from their parents while other perching birds have the innate ability to sing their song (the tune is already hard-wired so they do not need to learn their song from their parents).

Most perching birds form monogamous pair bonds during the breeding season. They establish a territory inside which they build a nest and raise their young. Passerines provide their young with a good deal of parental care. Chicks are born blind and without feathers and thus emerge from the egg quite helpless.Perching birds vary widely in their appearance.

Most members of the group are small in size. The largest members of the group are the crows and ravens which can grow to 25 inches in length. The smallest members of the group are the short-tailed pygmy tyrants which measure a mere 3 inches in length.Perching birds also exhibit a variety of bill shapes and sizes when compared among species. These different bill shapes are often reflective of the particular diet a species feeds on. For example, species that feed on seeds often have a short, conical bill. Species that feed on insects have a thinner, dagger-like bill. Nectar-feeders such as the sunbird, have long thin bills that are curved downwards, enabling them to extract nectar from flowers.

Plumage color and pattern is highly variable among perching birds. Some species are dull in color and markings while others have bright or ornamental feathers. Plumage also varies between the sexes in some species of perching birds, with males often having more vividly colored plumage and females exhibiting a subdued palette.Perching birds feed primarily on energy-rich foods such as seeds or invertebrates. A few species also feed on nectar and fruits.The closest living relatives to the passerines are the kingfishers and the woodpeckers.

The first perching birds are thought to have evolved between 60 and 55 million years ago during the Paleogene.
Classification:Perching birds are divided into three basic groups, the New Zealand wrens (Acanthisitti), the suboscines (Tyranni) and the oscines (Passeri).

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black-cat16 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I think it's a good group, gut you really need to make an order with folders. I mean sorting them alphabetically. There are many categories and it's hard to find anything when I submit. It would help many people.
bluesgrass Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Thanks a lot for accepting me!
Alkraas Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't want to be a Co-Founder anymore. Can you please change my role as a member?
Ubhejane Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hi, i'm confused as to why my picture (this one [link]) was declined from your group? thanks
sylverface Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for accepting me =D
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Thank you very much for accepting me! :w00t:
Alexandra35 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Thank you for the request :D
NB-Photo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for adding my clouded leopard photos. Means a lot.
Raneem90 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
can you tell me why was this image [link] rejected??????
bluetaipan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
unfortunately the shit was a little too dark as well as a bit out of focus.. Also some sharpening will help too.
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