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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

How to Make Your Yard Bird-Friendly

Started by Joan Denoo Feb 18. 0 Replies

How to Make Your Yard Bird-FriendlyI am moving from an urban setting, to deep in the forest in NE Washington state. I have no idea what to expect and what plants to provide for…Continue

Massive Bird Die-Off Puzzles Alaska Scientists

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 3. 1 Reply

Thousands of dead seabirds have washed up on…Continue

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Comment by Tony Carroll on December 22, 2012 at 7:12am

Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) Hoatzin is a very peculiar, large, prehistoric-appearing bird of Amazonian rivers and lakes. An arboreal cow: feeds on leaves, which are digested in a specialized crop and foregut. Nest is a stick platform over water. Wings of nestlings have claws(lost later in life); drop into the water when threatened, then use the claws to climb back to nest...
As Mr. Spock would say, "fascinating".
Comment by Tony Carroll on December 21, 2012 at 9:24pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 21, 2012 at 6:09pm

Perfect photo of diving bird!

Comment by Steph S. on December 21, 2012 at 12:10pm
Thank you Tony! I'll look it up and get the name.
Comment by Tony Carroll on December 21, 2012 at 11:13am

Don't know what kind of bird it is, but is is diving for fish.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 20, 2012 at 10:05pm
Thanks, Steph, the scene gave me a shiver. I hope it was some kind of trick, but it looked real to me.
Comment by Steph S. on December 20, 2012 at 5:59pm

Here is your answer Joan - just follow the link.

 

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifenews.view_article...

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 20, 2012 at 5:35pm

I am not at all knowledgeable about such things, but why do Eagles not see children as prey?

Comment by Steph S. on December 20, 2012 at 11:37am

Yes, I would not of believed that one. Eagles do not see children as prey.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 20, 2012 at 11:17am

It appears the Eagle snatching child was a fake:   http://news.discovery.com/animals/baby-snatching-eagle-video-goes-v...  

 

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