Owls are equipped with highly developed stealth technology that helps them swoop on prey undetected, a study has shown. The nocturnal hunters have feathers that absorb aerodynamic sound and suppress the vibrations that occur when a bird beats its wings. During flight, an owl’s feathers extract mechanical energy and convert it into heat. The result […]
Celebrate Superb Owl Sunday with the Short-eared Owls of Arcata Bottoms! This video was first published by Redwood Planet Media on 02 Feb 2015. Wildlife need your support Support ‘Fighting for Wildlife’ by donating as little as $1 – It only takes a minute. Thank you. DONATE NOW Fighting for Wildlife supports approved wildlife conservation […]
I just love discovering a gem in my archives. Unlike what many people may think, I am not on safari for the better part of the year. I actually have 3-5 opportunities to go to the bush for periods of between 3 and 8 days every year, depending on leave roster at work, my Wild […]
I have been watching a web cam trained on a Bald Eagle nest in New Jersey every day for almost two months. I let it run all day on my computer desktop at work; the infrequent bursts of activity catch my eye, but it is mostly patient waiting. The nest is in a tree on […]
The nocturnal birds are predators of the long-tailed pygmy rice rat, carriers of the contagious disease which has killed 15 since February. In a summer which has seen the deadliest outbreak of hantavirus in five years, the National Forestry Service (Conaf) is looking to ramp up the deployment of one of its most unusual weapons […]
Thousands of species were scientifically described for the first time in 2013. Many of these were ‘cryptic species’ that were identified after genetic analysis distinguished them from closely-related species, while others were totally novel. Below are some of the most interesting “new species” discoveries that took place or were formally announced in 2013. The last […]
Ornithologists working in Oman say an owl discovered in a remote, mountainous region could be a new species. Wildlife sound-recordist Magnus Robb told BBC News that he heard the bird’s call whilst trying to record the call of another type of owl. After repeated trips to the remote site, he and a colleague – naturalist […]
En sparvuggla försökte plocka kungsfåglar ur ett nät jag stötte den 2 gånger innan jag med hjälp av mesarna som varnade talade om var den satte sig, men sedan blev den fångad och fick en fin ring på sig.