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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]

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

April 10, 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]

Adopting a Rescue Parrot Adopting a Rescue Parrot

April 9, 2015 by  

Normally, if you are planning to add a new bird to your family, you have a specific species in mind, because, after all, a parakeet is quite different from a macaw. You might look for someone with a good reputation who breeds this species. This is one of the most popular ways to obtain a bird. However, there is another great way to find a feathered... [Read more]

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Perils of extinction for several migratory species of birds in Iran

The wetlands of Iran constitute an important destination of several migratory bird species from Europe, and Russia including Siberia, Mongolia, China, Central Asia and Africa. Several species fly unbelievably long distances between the continents and cross over the Caspian Sea to enter the borders of Iran and finally settling into different wetlands,... [Read more]

The Mississippi Flyway: An Essential Migration Route The Mississippi Flyway: An Essential Migration Route

April 7, 2015 by  

Starting in central Canada and stretching to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi Flyway is the name given to the route followed by birds migrating from their breeding grounds in North America to their wintering grounds in the south. The flyway includes Canada’s Mackenzie River which flows north through uninhabited forest and tundra into the Arctic... [Read more]

Discover the Birds of The Big Apple Discover the Birds of The Big Apple

April 6, 2015 by  

Known as the “city that never sleeps” and “The Big Apple”, New York City is a vibrant bustling metropolis that has more than a few surprises for visitors – and for native New Yorkers – who choose to explore its natural resources. The New York Water Taxi service offers visitors the opportunity to see the city from the harbor... [Read more]

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

April 5, 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]

Spectacular Courtship Ritual of Peafowl Spectacular Courtship Ritual of Peafowl

April 4, 2015 by  

Best known for the spectacular courtship display put on by the males of the species, peafowl originate in Asia and belong to the genus Pavo of the Phasianidae (pheasant) family. While the term “peacock” is often used to describe the entire species, irrespective of sex, “peacock” is the correct term for the male in the species,... [Read more]

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