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Taxidermy as an important tool in bird education, awareness and conservation

The word taxidermy is derived from the ancient Greek roots τάξις (táksis, arrangement) and δέρμα (dérma, “skin”), referring to the “art of stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals for exhibition in a lifelike state” (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/taxidermy). According to dictionary.com, it is “the art of preparing and preserving... [Read more]

Introducing Greenland’s Arctic Tern Introducing Greenland’s Arctic Tern

April 26, 2015 by  

In Greenland we find 235 different species of birds. Some of the most common species are the sea eagles, Arctic fulmars, black guillemots, eiders, ptarmigans and of course the Arctic terns. Meet the Arctic Tern in Its Natural Habitat: Kitsissunnguit The Arctic tern lives near the ocean or at the brim of lakes, and is found in great numbers in the archipelago... [Read more]

Fork-tailed Drongos: Marvelous Mimics Fork-tailed Drongos: Marvelous Mimics

April 25, 2015 by  

A recent study by evolutionary biologist Tom Flower of the University of Cape Town in South Africa has revealed that the African fork-tailed drongo mimics alarm calls of other species as part of its food gathering strategy. Wildlife observers in Africa have noted that the drongo is an accomplished thief, but it was thought that it was using its own... [Read more]

Conservation of birds through national heritage: A new and innovative approach Conservation of birds through national heritage: A new and innovative approach

April 22, 2015 by  

Currency bills, coins and postage stamps all significantly contribute towards the national heritage of any nation. They bear the mark of important aspects of national history, archaeology, reflects images of different heads of states, significant contributors, historic characters, politicians, monarchs, emperors, lawmakers, mythological characters,... [Read more]

BIRDOPIA BIRDOPIA

April 12, 2015 by  

This essay is primarily about a collection of photos of certain birds found in the sprawling and lush campus of the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. It includes birds like, Red-ringed Parrot, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Golden Indian Oriole, Green Bee-Eater, Indian Pond Heron, King Fisher, Little Black Cormorant, Oriental White eye, Red-wattled... [Read more]