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Quail Are Experts When It Comes To Camouflage
2013-01-17 13:46:03

When it comes to camouflage, ground-nesting Japanese quail are experts. That's based on new evidence published online on January 17 in Current Biology that mother quail "know" the patterning of their own eggs and choose laying spots to hide them best.

2013-01-13 17:18:07

Birdfeeders.com would like to welcome the No/No Wild Bird Feeders™ brand to it’s online family of leading bird feeder brands including Perky-Pet®. Lititz,

Higher Pitch Bird Songs Are Louder
2013-01-11 19:07:25

The use of pitch modulation as a counter-balance to lower frequencies is just a side effect of the primary use of an elevated pitch.

Songbirds Sing In 3D
2013-01-08 19:14:57

An international team of scientists decided to take a deeper look into the physical mechanics behind birds’ vocalizations

Dinosaurs May Have Shaken Tail Feathers In Elaborate Mating Display
2013-01-07 14:42:34

Researchers examining the fossilized remains of dinosaur tail bones discovered that dinosaurs, like modern-day turkeys and the peacocks, may have shaken their dazzling tail feathers to attract mates.

Fossil Bird Discovered With Teeth For A Tough Diet
2013-01-07 11:02:26

Researchers recently discovered the fossils of an early bird whose teeth – like its dinosaur cousins – had 'ornamentations' specialized for a tough diet of shelled insects and crabs.

2013-01-04 05:03:47

Founder of GJM Online Ventures, LLC, Gloria McCoun is excited to announce the launch of her new website, BirdAttracting.com; the website features bird houses, bird feeders, and bird baths in all

Birdsong Study Looks Into Whether Music Is Uniquely Human
2012-12-31 09:16:52

Many birds use song to communicate everything from threats to mating intentions, but are these vocalizations considered music?

New Discoveries From Bird Watching
2012-12-31 08:45:06

A recent study used bird watching records to build up the first bird watching database in China, which found a batch of new records of national level and a trend of species moving to higher latitude and higher elevation regions.


Latest Bird Reference Libraries

Ornithology
2013-10-09 12:32:30

Ornithology, a branch of zoology, is the study of birds. The term ornithology is derived from the ancient Greek words for bird and rationale or explanation. This study differs from other sciences because amateurs often take part in studies and because birds are commonly seen. It is thought that ornithology developed in the same manner than biology developed. Drawings from the Stone Age show the earliest interest in birds and the remains of over eighty bird species have been found at excavated...

Red Rail, Aphanapteryx bonasia
2013-10-02 13:35:50

The Red Rail (Aphanapteryx bonasia) is an extinct and flightless rail. It was native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar within the Indian Ocean. It had a close relative on Rodrigues Island, the likewise extinct Rodrigues Rail, with which it’s sometimes considered congeneric. Its relationship with other rail isn’t clear. Rails frequently evolve flightlessness when adapting to isolated islands. It was slightly larger than a chicken and had reddish and hair-like...

Lesser Frigatebird, Fregata ariel
2013-04-23 22:58:32

The Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel) is a species of frigate bird. In nests in Australia, along with other locations. There is a single recording from the Western Palearctic, from Eilat in the Gulf of Aqaba. The Lesser Frigatebird or Least Frigatebird is said to be the most common and widespread frigate bird in the Australian seas. It’s common in tropical seas breeding on isolated islands, including Christmas Island located in the Indian Ocean in recent years. These birds are most...

Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Cathartes burrovianus
2013-04-23 15:11:08

The Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus), also known as the Savannah Vulture, is a species of bird belonging to the New World Vulture family Cathartidae. It was considered to be the same species as the Greater Yellow-headed Vulture until they were separated in 1964. It can be found in Mexico, Central America, and South America in seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, heavily degraded former forests and swamps. It’s a large bird, with a wingspan of 59 to 65 inches. The...

Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
2013-04-23 14:48:18

The Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) was occasionally previously known as Man O’War or man of War, a reflection of its rakish lines, aerial piracy of other birds, and speed. It’s widespread in the tropical Atlantic, breeding colonially in the trees in Florida, the Caribbean and the Cape Verde Islands. In addition, it breeds along the Pacific coast of the Americas from Mexico to Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands, as well. It is known as a vagrant as far from its...

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