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Location: Austin, TX
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Bird nests from my yard

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by BarbaraSATX on Friday. 1 Reply

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Petey the Puffin tells the future

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 2. 2 Replies

Here's Petey the Puffin, trying to swallow a butterfish that's far too large for his throat.... the little grey fluff ball... keeps tossing his head back, trying to choke down the…Continue

Tags: tipping point, phytoplankton collapse, Gulf of Maine, Climate Destabilization, Petey the Puffin

Pictures from my Coastal birding tip

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. May 25. 6 Replies

Recently I went to view the Whooping Cranes at a Wildlife refuge - putting up a few pics for everyone.…Continue

Migrating Birds Could Inspire New Military Tech

Started by Steph S. May 21. 0 Replies

Hypersonic drones, flying armored cars, space planes — these are the kinds…Continue

'Teenage' songbirds experience high mortality due to many causes, study finds

Started by Steph S. May 8. 0 Replies

Nearly one-third of songbird species across North America are…Continue

River Birds Affected by Hormone-disrupting Pollutants

Started by Steph S. Apr 29. 0 Replies

Studies have shown for some time now that endocrine disrupting substances from…Continue

Blue-Footed Boobies Declining in the Galapagos

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 28. 1 Reply

The population of blue-footed…Continue

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Comment by Dominic Florio on May 5, 2013 at 7:36pm

The half-sider is actually not a true variety. The trait is not genetically inherited. Rather, it is a congenital condition. Visually, this budgie is split vertically, with the appearance and color of two distinct varieties appearing in splotches or sections divided by the vertical center line. I believe that this is a condition called tetragametic chimerism in which fraternal twin zygotes fuse at a very early stage in the womb, forming one individual with the tissues and DNA of both twins. 

Comment by Patricia on May 4, 2013 at 12:12am

Such a pleasure to see photos like these...thanks!!!

Comment by Steph S. on May 3, 2013 at 11:39pm

Lovely photos Dominic. I just love them. Thanks. I will add them to my collection.

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Comment by Dominic Florio on May 3, 2013 at 1:43pm

Well Joan, as the old joke tells it:

A very religious woman had a parrot.  He had a very dirty mouth and he said all kinds of sexual things, which embarrassed the woman.

Her minister happened to have a parrot and she knew that she could trust him for advice.  

The minister told her that his parrot was very devout, and all she did was to pray all day long.  The minister suggested that they arrange to place the cages side by side for awhile, and that his religious parrot would be a good influence on her parrot with the dirty mouth.

So they arranged a time and date and brought the parrots together by placing the cages side by side.  The parrot with the dirty mouth took one look at the minister's parrot and said, "Hey baby, how would you like to get laid?"

The minister's parrot looked at him, her pupils narrowed, and she said, "Great, just what I've been praying for!" 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 3, 2013 at 11:36am

I agree Melinda. A great way to start the morning.

Dominic, I imagine the colorful parrot has colorful language ... I guess it depends on his environment.

Steph, The beautiful colors on the male Northern Shoveler must be very attractive to the female. I have not heard of Shovelers before. 

I really like the Caffeinated Owls. 

Comment by booklover on May 3, 2013 at 7:47am

I love waking up and getting on AN.  Seeing these beautiful birds you guys show on here makes me smile! Thanks!

Comment by Steph S. on May 2, 2013 at 10:29pm

Beautiful and colorful bird Dominic. Thanks.

Comment by Dominic Florio on May 2, 2013 at 9:31pm

 

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