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Birding, Birders and all things Birds

This group is for birding, birders and bird enthusiasts. One can be a pet owner, researcher, Ornithologist, birder that is advanced or novice. Anyone interested in birds!

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Wonders of the World, Birds

Started by Joan Denoo May 10. 0 Replies

Another gift from Angelica. It just takes my breath away to realize the great diversity that comes about by natural selection. No need for the god hypothesis.   Continue

Bird Window Strikes

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 3. 1 Reply

Urge nearby cities to dim high-rise lights during bird migration season....the average high-rise is responsible for 700 to 1,000 bird deaths a…Continue

Tags: high-rises kill birds, lights out programs, bird window collisions

Penguin brains not changed by loss of flight

Started by Joan Denoo Mar 10. 0 Replies

Penguin brains not changed by loss of flight"Losing the ability to fly gave ancient penguins their unique locomotion style. But leaving the sky behind…Continue

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Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 6:04pm

                                  Hyacinth Macaws

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 6:00pm

                                A Grebe family

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 5:59pm

                    Very rare bird. An Albino Hummingbird.

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 5:55pm

                                Great Grey Owls

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 5:53pm

                       Crested Wood Partridge (male)

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 5:51pm

                                   Black Cockatoo

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 5:50pm

                                   Jackal Buzzard

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 5:48pm

                                A Reeve's Pheasant

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 7, 2013 at 5:16pm

Melinda, I was going to say orange owl, but I'll go with tangerine :) In any case, it's beautiful.  I also think the goslings peeking-out is cute.

Comment by Dominic Florio on April 7, 2013 at 5:05pm

At one time bird collectors thought they were different species.  They could not get these birds to breed because they would place green with green and red with red.  Parrots generally look pretty much alike.  A recent documentary i just saw, showed that these birds, as well as many others, actually have sex with many partners. They have a pair bond, but by "cheating" the other lovers help to feed the young, in case they are carrying their genes.  The spare lovers have pairs of their own.  So everyone is doing it, even educated birds and bees...

 

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