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2013-02-13 14:43:36

Nest diet has big impact on attractiveness of hihi birds Published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and University of Cambridge, the study reveals that male hihi birds develop more colorful and attractive breeding feathers if they receive a nest diet rich in carotenoids — natural pigments found mainly in fruit and vegetables. Scientists looked at the effects of newborn nutrition on male plumage in the rare New Zealand hihi (Notiomystis concta) over the course of a...

2010-07-02 16:17:35

Fewer males than females are surviving the negative effects of inbreeding in a reintroduced population of a rare New Zealand bird, reports new research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Studying a population of the endangered New Zealand Hihi, researchers from the Zoological Society of London found that male survival rate was 24 per cent lower than their female siblings during early development, and as chicks. The researchers analysed 98 clutches on Tiritiri Matangi Island, a...


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2008-09-10 14:26:41

The White Helmetshrike (Prionops plumatus), is a species of passerine bird in the helmetshrike family Prionopidae, formerly usually included in the Malaconotidae. It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South...

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2008-09-10 13:53:58

The Magpie Shrike (Urolestes melanoleucus), is a species of bird in the Laniidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Urolestes. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-07-11 16:22:03

The Crow Honeyeater (Gymnomyza aubryana), is a very large honeyeater. This bird is endemic to New Caledonia and lives in humid forests on hills. It is relatively unnoticeable and lives in pairs or alone. It forages for invertebrates and nectar in the canopy. It has orange facial wattles. It superficially resembles a crow with its glossy black plumage. Crow Honeyeaters have long rounded wings and a long tail and neck. Their bill is long and bi-colored-yellow below, black above. It has a...

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2008-07-11 16:20:15

The Painted Honeyeater (Grantiella picta), is a species of bird in the Meliphagidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Grantiella. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. Painted Honeyeaters are not listed as threatened on the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. However it is listed as threatened on the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (1988). It is also...

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2008-07-11 16:17:45

The White-naped Honeyeater (Melithreptus lunatus), is a passerine bird of the Honeyeater family Meliphagidae. It is native to eastern and south-western Australia. It dwells in dry sclerophyll eucalypt woodland. There are two recognized subspecies. A mid-sized honeyeater at 5-6 inches in length, it is olive-green above and white below, with a black head, nape and throat and a red (eastern) or white (western) patch over the eye and a white crescent-shaped patch on the nape. Juveniles have...

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