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2013-02-13 14:43:36

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.

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.

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2008-08-11 18:26:31

Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii), is a bird that inhabits the ranges along the east coast of Australia. It has a semicircular ear patch, pale yellow in colour. The name of this bird commemorates the Australian artist John Lewin. Photo Copyright and Credit

2008-08-11 18:21:31

The Striped Honeyeater, (Plectorhyncha lanceolata), is a honeyeater native to Australia. This species is found mainly in eastern Australia, predominantly inland. It lives in forests and woodlands as well as urban areas. The Striped Honeyeater is a medium-sized bird with an average length of 8.66 inches. It is adorned with gray feathers covering it's body and brown wings and tail. The Striped Honeyeater builds a cup-shaped nest made from grass and other materials about 50 to 60 inches...

2008-08-07 10:03:14

The Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae), is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand. It is one of the largest members of the diverse honeyeater family. Tui are found through much of New Zealand, particularly the North Island, the west and south coasts of the South Island, Stewart Island/Rakiura and the Chatham Islands where an endangered sub-species particular to these islands exists. Other populations live on Raoul Island in the Kermadecs, and in the Auckland Islands (where, with the New...

2008-08-06 18:13:33

The New Zealand Bellbird (Anthornis melanura), is a passerine bird endemic to New Zealand. The Bellbird is found throughout both the main islands of New Zealand apart from the north of the North Island. Its population and distribution had been seriously affected by the introduction of European-style farming, which has led to the removal of native forests (the natural habitat of the Bellbird). Another important factor is the introduction of predatory species such as cats, weasels, stoats,...

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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