Other Animals

Arabian Scops Owl Otus pamelae has recently been split as a distinct species from African Scops Owl O. s. senegalensis. Recent work (Pons et al 2013) has shown African Scops Owl, represents a very distinct lineage and is well differentiated phylogenetically, morphologically and vocally from O. s. senegalensis. As a result it has been recommend
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American Dipper. Photo: Joanne Siderius/Great Backyard Bird Count This week, Governor Jared Polis delivered his first State of the State address to lay out the pillars of his administrations goals and ambitions. Of course, I was listening in with hope that the Governor would mention his desire to improve river health and water policy. Among his many
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Hello my friends! Firstly – I want to wish you a very happy and blessed 2019! It’s that time of year, eh? If you follow a plethora of photographers you will no doubt see many of them put out some sort of “best of 2016” image collection. I’ve outlined in previous posts why I think
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Wrens aren’t our flashiest birds, but they more than make up for it with their big personalities. Small and brown, they rarely sit still, whether vigorously defending  their nests and territories, pecking for food on the forest floor, or just incessantly chattering away. They’ll get into shouting matches and physical confrontations with interlopers, including much larger species
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I’m often asked that question, particularly in regards to parrots that have been or are being re-homed….will they forget previous situations or will their behavior be a constant challenge to a new owner? The answer is not at all simple, and no controlled scientific experiments have actually studied long-term memory in parrots. In the laboratory,
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On a cold day, make that a very cold day with winds causing discomfort for a former Floridian, I made efforts to observe a reported Barrow’s Goldeneye near Tuxis Island in Connecticut to close my 2016 wildlife observations. I heard from wildlife blogger Hemant Kishan who told me that he has seen Barrow’s Goldeneye on
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Peer into the mouth of a hungry African Silverbill, Gouldian Finch, or other Estrildid finch chick, and you’ll see something unexpected, intriguing, and maybe even a little unsettling: strange mouth markings. These marks—such as beaks rimmed with a black lining or glow-in-the-dark beads, and mouth roofs covered in trypophobia-inducing holes—are so disturbing to some that they’ve inspired comparisons
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Arabian Wheatear Oenanthe lugentoides is a rather scarce resident of the south-west highlands, but is also found in Oman, Palestine and Yemen, mainly in rocky, bushy sites but widespread on the Jebal Souda plateau, Wadi Tale’a, Pipeline Road, near Farshah, Gara’a and Tanumah. In 1987 it was recorded more frequently so the species may have
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American Woodcock. Photo: Cal Vornberger/Alamy This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of the National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. Transcript: This is BirdNote.  As birds go, there seems to be nothing typical about the American Woodcock. It’s technically a sandpiper, but has a plump, round body,
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They’re known as canned hunts; captive mammal hunting ranches in the US which offer the chance to shoot a zebra or antelope or even a lion for several thousand dollars. The animals are fenced in and often unafraid of humans so the kills are easy, to the extent that some venues even provide the option
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Another visit to Burwell where at least thirteen Short-eared Owls performed well all afternoon. Because there were a few about they called regularly and had a few interactions with each other and the local kestrels and crows. Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter Brian Anderson Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips
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We are kea parrotsWe like to have funWe don’t mean toBother anyone(Oh maybe justA little bit,Isn’t that theFun of it.) Karen Lyons Kalmenson I am older than dirt and proud of it!!!! I have managed to incorporate my eternal woodstock nation spirit with the high tech 21st century world. I am an artist/writer, who dabbles
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Antes de compartir estas fotografías de Cardenal común voy a hablar un poco acerca de encuadres, recortes, centrados, regla de los tercios y otros aspectos varios de la fotografía. En estos tiempos en los que la tecnología se ha masificado y en el ámbito de la fotografía digital ha acercado el hobby a mucha gente,
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