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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 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.
Comment by Steph S. on October 31, 2012 at 9:27pm
Booklover thanks for the candy corn bird. My mom just loves candy corn - yummy!
Comment by Steph S. on October 31, 2012 at 9:27pm
Joan thanks so much for the Aldo Leopold foundation link - I learned about him from one of my Wildlife Management classes.
Comment by Lillie on October 31, 2012 at 12:49pm

Some people are so clever.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 31, 2012 at 12:34pm

Oh, I like candy corn bird.  Hehehe.

Comment by Lillie on October 30, 2012 at 12:15pm

I have been seeing an adult Bald Eagle flying over my neighborhood recently.  This is so exciting.  Ten years ago this would have been unlikely.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 29, 2012 at 12:59pm

A Sand County Almanac 

The Aldo Leopold Foundation 

the dawn chorus as Leopold would have heard it!

http://www.news.wisc.edu/assets/11/original/Leopold.mp3?1347845292

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2012 at 12:48pm

Mr Peterdactyl, thanks for the lead for suet and buying in bulk price. I have an ACE hardware in the neighborhood. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2012 at 12:45pm

Mr Peterdactyl. The Bluejay video reveals interesting behaviors. I wonder what their language says"

 

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