Blue-Footed Booby Threatened in the Galápagos

A cartoonish character in the avian world, the blue-footed booby is known for its vivid webbed feet and its high-stepping mating dance. But the birds have mostly ceased their hypnotic moves on the breeding grounds of the Galápagos Islands, causing an alarming drop in their numbers. Fewer blue-footed booby pairs are having chicks on the […]

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Benteveo mediano, Vermilion-crowned Flycatcher, Myiozetetes similis

Este Benteveo mediano no estuvo tan cerca como el último que fotografié en Nemesio Parma pero este día tenía mejor luz, me gustó como quedó el fondo desenfocado; la foto es del día 23 de Marzo y la saqué en el sector de árboles que está al costado de la antigua traza de la Ruta […]

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Male Eurasian Jays Surprise Ornithologists

Male Eurasian jays, Garrulus glandarius, are able to disengage from their own current desires to feed female food that she wants, says a group of scientists led by Prof Nicola Clayton from the University of Cambridge, UK. The ability to disengage from our own desire to cater to someone else’s wishes is thought to be […]

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Silver-cheeked and Unique: Santa Marta Brush-Finch

The Santa Marta Brush-Finch is only found in the isolated Santa Marta mountain range of northern Colombia, the highest coastal mountain range in the world. This range, isolated from the Andes, is also one of the most endemic-rich regions of South America, with nearly 50 endemic bird species. Although smaller than the state of Connecticut, […]

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Malta – Massacre on Migration (Episode 7)

Chris Packham takes a trip to the island of Camino, Malta to see the conservation work done by the BirdLife Malta Ringing Station. Birds just ringed and ready for release include Golden Oriole, Hoopoe and Nightjar. Chris sadly recalls that during the week his hands have been covered in the blood of illegally shot birds […]

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Fish Crows: Egg Thieves

Crows are smart, and because of this I’m somewhat fascinated with them. They’re not particularly attractive birds, but they have a lot of ingenuity. I’ve read stories of crows working together to steal food from gulls. One crow comes up behind the gull and pulls a tail feather, distracting the gull. When the gull looks […]

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Rare Blackthroated Blue Robins spotted in China

Crucial new discoveries about one of the world’s least-known and rarest birds have been made by scientists. The blackthroat, or blackthroated blue robin (Calliope obscura) is one of the world’s rarest “robins”, being known from only a handful of records since it was first described in the 1890s. In 2011, experts resighted a small number […]

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