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Critically endangered parakeets back from the brink on predator free island

New Zealand's Kakariki thriving on safe havens December 2012. The critically endangered orange-fronted parakeets are thriving at Maud Islan…

Started by Steph S.

0 Dec 26, 2012

Alarming change:Texas bird count

Texas Bird Count Gives Scientists Alarming Climate Change Clues An initial report on the 24-hour count that began midnight Monday and ended…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Dec 25, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

How Females Choose Their Mates

This is an important topic in my Biology classes.   Females often prefer to mate with the most flamboyant males. Their choice may be based…

Started by Steph S.

0 Dec 24, 2012

Natural Selection at Work

More discussion on the evolution of the blue feet of the Blue-Footed Booby. The Blue-footed Booby could easily qualify as the "National" b…

Started by Steph S.

0 Dec 24, 2012

Blue footed boobies

Booklover - Melinda gave me this idea for a discussion - thanks. Blue-Footed Boobies are between 80 and 85 cms (32 - 34 inches) in length,…

Started by Steph S.

2 Dec 24, 2012
Reply by booklover

Eagle Flight and Other Myths Eagles Don’t Eat Children or Pets

Every few years a story makes the rounds about a bald eagle carrying off a dog or trying to snatch someone’s cat. Biologists who study bir…

Started by Steph S.

2 Dec 23, 2012
Reply by Joan Denoo

Sharing Wisdom - World’s Oldest Bird Teaches Us About Power of One

Wisdom and her mate prepare to begin their first shift of incubation, Photo credit: Pete Leary, USFWS They say you are only as old as you…

Started by Steph S.

4 Dec 18, 2012
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Bird Louse Study Shows How Evolution Sometimes Repeats Itself

Aug. 16, 2012 — Birds of a feather flock together and -- according to a new analysis -- so do their lice. A study of the genetic heritage…

Started by Steph S.

1 Dec 18, 2012
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Bird Beaks Show Why 'Sister' Species Don't Live Together

Dec. 14, 2012 — A study of closely-related bird species has found that they do not coexist in the same region because they remain too ecol…

Started by Steph S.

2 Dec 16, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

Bird Family Tree

Bird family tree created

Started by Joan Denoo

2 Dec 8, 2012
Reply by Lillie

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