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The worldwide distribution of extant jerboa species is extensive throughout the arid and desert regions of North Africa and Central Asia. The Lesser Egyptian Jerboa Jaculus jaculus however, is found in North Africa, throughout the Arabian Peninsula, and as far north as Southwestern Iran. Although several species of jerboas have been designated as vulnerable or
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Once common across the light-filled, longleaf pine forests of the Southeast, the Red-cockaded Woodpecker is now endangered—and has been for nearly 50 years. But baseball fans in Fayetteville, North Carolina, will soon see more of the elusive, checkered bird than they may have dreamed possible. Last week, the city’s new minor league baseball team, the
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We may not be the people’s choice But we oddball critters are awesome Will you be our voice? hyena family honey badger aye-aye camel mom and little one bats sans belfry Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter Karen Lyons Kalmenson I am older than dirt and proud of it!!!! I have managed to incorporate my eternal
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Have you taken time to notice all of the beautiful colors that make fall such a gorgeous season? I’m pretty sure that your cat has. If your cat is an indoor cat, they’ve probably sat at that window and looked at the trees. If your cat is more of an outdoor stroller, they’ve likely sauntered
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American Oystercatcher. Photo: Nicholas Wetzel/Audubon Photography Awards NEW YORK – “Hurricanes and rising seas are teaching us heartbreaking lessons and we’ve learned that more cement in the wrong places is not the solution for people or birds,” said David Yarnold, President and CEO of National Audubon Society (@david_yarnold). “The bipartisan support we saw in the
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It had been many weeks since I had visited the Pilling area of Lancs. I made a couple of trips to the area recently to catch up on the birdlife. As expected a number of pink footed geese and whooper swans had arrived from their Icelandic breeding grounds. The Pilling area is a traditional winter
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Ben Parslew had a problem: His robots weren’t very good at jumping. Parslew, an aerospace engineering researcher and lecturer at the University of Manchester, studies the mechanics of flight. Along with his research team, he had turned to robots to better understand how flying machines might be able to launch themselves into the sky like birds. But while avians seem to effortlessly become airborne,
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Ben Parslew had a problem: His robots weren’t very good at jumping. Parslew, an aerospace engineering researcher and lecturer at the University of Manchester, studies the mechanics of flight. Along with his research team, he had turned to robots to better understand how flying machines might be able to launch themselves into the sky like birds. But while avians seem to effortlessly become airborne,
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Wilson’s Phalaropes on the Great Salt Lake. Photo: Camilla Cerea/Audubon The Bear River is one of the most important sources of water for Great Salt Lake. And as Leia Larsen writes in the Ogden Standard-Examiner, “the Bear River supports life and livelihoods.” This includes the millions of waterfowl and shorebirds that visit the wetlands of Bear
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An Namas is an area north of Tanoumah in the Asir Mountain chain. It is the northerly most point where Asir (Arabian) Magpie can currently be found and is a good birding location. Whilst birding a small valley there I found a lot of good birds including Ruppells Weaver, Violet-backed Starling, Crested Lark, Gambaga Flycatcher,
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Simplified tip no. 1: The Ring-billed Gull’s “longish legs and quick, mincing steps differ from” the also-common “Herring Gull’s waddle-and-stride style of walking.” Photo: Frances Hudson/Great Backyard Bird Count No family of birds causes quite as much heartburn as gulls. Just as I might convince myself that a stray plastic bag is a Snowy Owl,
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Going back thousands of years, humans seem to have always carried an innate belief that their lives are more important than animals. Given that an animal cannot articulate and communicate its thoughts (though there are humans that struggle with this also), it has always been very easy to capture, kill, eat or display our fellow
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