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Birdology by Sy Montgomery (Delanceyplace.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan May 25. 1 Reply

This morning's vignette from Delanceyplace struck me as being worthy of mention here ... so here I am, mentioning it!  Enjoy. ===================== Birds are the only wild animals most people see every day. No matter where we live, birds live with…Continue

Tags: dinosaurs, birds

Climate Change favors ornament decrease

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 25. 1 Reply

Those delightful extravagant male ornaments such as bright color and showy plumes are likely to disappear due to selective pressure from the changing climate.…Continue

Tags: birds lose beauty, fancy male plumage

Crows carry objects with sticks

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 29, 2016. 0 Replies

Crows are first animals spotted using tools to carry objectsNew Caledonian crows ... have been filmed inserting…Continue

Tags: use stick to carry object, tool use, New Caldonian crows

Wonders of the World, Birds

Started by Joan Denoo May 10, 2016. 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, 2016. 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

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Comment by Tony Carroll on November 4, 2012 at 2:05am

Was reading an article on Macchu Pichu when this little fellow popped. A Saffron-crowned Tanager. Seems he lives on the eastern side of the Andes in the Amazon forrest, but shows up quite often in Macchu Pichu. Beautiful little bird.

Comment by Steph S. on November 2, 2012 at 5:39pm

Killdeer

Comment by Steph S. on November 2, 2012 at 5:38pm

Booklover I love that owl picture. It's very sweet.

Thank you so much for posting it.

Comment by Steph S. on November 2, 2012 at 5:38pm

Thanks Joan- I just took a look at your album Beautiful pictures of the flocking birds and their formations.

Cedar Waxwing

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2012 at 2:13pm

http://www.atheistnexus.org/photo/albums/flocking-birds

This is my album "Flocking birds". Let's see if this works. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 1, 2012 at 4:44pm

Sentient, that is an interesting bird, very handsome. Looking at videos and reading about them, they are a bird I hope I never have to defend myself. Also looked up other birds on that site and had a most interesting few minutes watching Cassowaries, secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius), and I understand Steph's interest in birds. These do look and act pre-historic. 

Booklover, these owls look so affectionate, I didn't realize they are social birds. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 1, 2012 at 11:16am

Wonderful posts of videos and pics of the Hoatzin. That is so very interesting. Appreciate it Sentient. And yes, they do remind you of the dinosaurs evolving into birds.

Many thanks.

Comment by Daniel W on November 1, 2012 at 9:08am

google pics of Hoatzin. Maybe wishful thinking on my part - they remind me a bit of dinosaurs evolving into birds.

Comment by Daniel W on November 1, 2012 at 9:02am

Saw description of this bird on a bird blog and wanted to share.  This pic from wikipedia

Hoatzin. description in wikipedia. The Hoatzin is the only member of its species, genus, and family. It lives on leaves, and like ruminant mammals (cows sheep goats deer) obtains nutrition from a foregut fermentation. "

. No satisfying evolutionary hypothesis has been proposed, and the situation has become worse with the availability of DNA sequence data. On first hatching, huatzin have claws on their thumb and first finger, which enable them to climb tree branches.

They don't fly well, but humans and animals aare repulsed by the hoatzin's odor, so they appear relatively safe from predation.

Comment by Steph S. on October 31, 2012 at 9:28pm
A Bald Eagle - wow Lillie that is so wonderful! Happy you got to see that bird.
 

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