Of which I'm sad to report the one on the left is Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) and the one on the left that's been peroxide washed is Black Bear (Ursus americanus). The yugcetun for bear is pretty complex. It's one of those things that depends who you're talking to. Like `Cougar,` `Puma,` and `Mountain Lion.` Black bear tends to be tan'gerliq. Brownbear doesn't tend to be anything. Carayak, sometimes. But for other people, that's a ghost. Or something else.
You all were on the right track with the more disk like face, but really, the thing that gives it away is the slope of the muzzle. Brownbear pitches forward more near the brows, and blackbear is more smooth, gradual angle. Here, you can see it better with a picture. A brownbear:
Look where the pen tip touches.
On to new stuff! I like the way these guys (and it is a male!) look. I have a still frame, and a crummy video.
That's a picture from this weekend, to give you an idea of the plumage. Obviously, Alaska. Interior Alaska at that.
The bird won't show up for a few seconds, so be patient. My digital camera isn't a very good video camera recorder.
Who is this handsome beast?