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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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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 Steph S. on November 29, 2013 at 9:35pm

Thanks for the links Joan, Spud and Patricia. Appreciate them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 4:49pm

Patricia, I just tried the same search and came up with entirely different options. My goodness! Now I can really have some fun! This chart may have been on the other lists but I didn't notice it. 

Aves Taxonomy Chart

Thanks. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 2:09pm

Spud, thanks for  https://duckduckgo.com/. I just tried it with "birds, taxonomy, charts" and a whole different list of resources appeared. I shall add it to my search engine sources. 

Patricia, thanks for the details on Claude. I knew nothing of him and so I now understand his motivation. Looks silly to me. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 25, 2013 at 2:00pm

A couple of people say they like https://duckduckgo.com/

I've got it on my bookmarks bar, but have only used it twice, so I can't say how good it is.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 1:56pm

Spud, thanks for the comment. It wasn't until this morning that I realize the chart couldn't be enlarged enough to read and I didn't include the address. I had a devil of a time finding it again. Is it not strange how something is interesting, and trying to find it later yields other things, but not the specific thing. Google is good, are there other search engines that are better? 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 25, 2013 at 1:47pm

Joan, thanks for the link to bird charts.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 1:34pm

Steph, great photos. "Bird watching; your'e doing it wrong" is a metaphor of life. Well, so is "Got ya nose!"

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 1:32pm

I should have labelled the chart. 

"The global diversity of birds in space and time

"Figure 2Diversification across the avian tree."

"http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v491/n7424/full/nature11631.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20121115

I used key words: bird, taxonomy, pie chart.

Here is another: 

Bird, taxonomy, chart

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 25, 2013 at 12:52pm

Steph, your bird watcher doing it wrong made me Laugh-Out-Loud.  Thanks.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 25, 2013 at 12:51pm

I didn't get the Jean Claude reference because I don't know Jean Claude and thought I'd not seen the commercial.  I hate commercials so much that I avoid them like the plague.   

However, when I started watching it, I remembered I'd seen part of it.  When I saw what he was doing I just thought "What a moron", and changed channels.

 

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