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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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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 Joan Denoo on January 11, 2013 at 3:52pm

These photos are so incredibly beautiful. Sparrows, Starlings, Crows, occasional Goldfinch come to my yard and I use food and bird recordings trying to tease in more in. 
With all these beautiful birds, we have to make sure they survive our chemicals and practices. 

Steph and Tony, thank you so very much. 

Comment by Steph S. on January 11, 2013 at 10:48am

Tony - those are great pictures. I love the Mandarin Duck and the King Vulture.

Scarlet Tanager

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 11, 2013 at 5:43am

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 11, 2013 at 1:40am

The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized, East Asian perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41–49 cm long with a 65–75 cm wingspan.

The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars, and the flanks ruddy, with two orange "sails" at the back. The female is similar to female Wood Duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running back from the eye, but is paler below, has a small white flank stripe, and a pale tip to its bill.[2] The Mandarin ducklings are almost identical in look to Wood ducklings, and appear very similar to Mallard ducklings. The ducklings can be distinguished from Mallard ducklings because the eye-stripe of Mandarin ducklings (and Wood ducklings) stops at the eye, while in Mallard ducklings it reaches all the way to the bill

Comment by Steph S. on January 10, 2013 at 12:29am
That sounds like a really cool site to see Booklover - how awesome!
Comment by Steph S. on January 10, 2013 at 12:28am
Wow Tony! Such beautiful pictures I love the black swans and koi and the Tailorbirds! Thanks for sharing your finds with us! We love to look at the beautiful pictures!
Comment by Tony Carroll on January 9, 2013 at 12:55am

Tailorbirds. Old world warbler. Tailorbirds get their name from the way their nest is constructed. The edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fibre or spider's web to make a cradle in which the actual grass nest is built.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 8, 2013 at 8:56pm

Black swans in a pond of koi.

Comment by Steph S. on January 8, 2013 at 7:41pm

Oh how beautiful Joan - I love those flocking birds.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2013 at 7:38pm

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