Gilbert White – A Highly Esteemed Ornithologist

April 30, 2007 by  
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Gilbert White is considered by many to be the father of ecology and field ornithology. Although his works were penned in the 1700’s, they remain vital reading for all ecologists. Indeed, Gilbert White has left an indelible mark on the world of natural sciences.

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The Rocket City Exotic Bird Fair

April 23, 2007 by  
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All bird lovers will be familiar with the local bird events in their area. One great bird-orientated event that takes place in Huntsville, Alabama, each year is the Rocket City Exotic Bird Fair.

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The Marvelous Mechanics of Flight

April 16, 2007 by  
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Although airplane wings may be somewhat modeled after the wings of birds, the mechanics of bird flight are far more complex. A number of forces act on the flexible wings of a bird and are very different from those on the fixed wings of an airplane. Birds are highly specialized creatures and adapted for flight. They dominate the skies and occupy a unique niche in the environment.

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Selecting a Healthy Pet Bird

April 9, 2007 by  
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Choosing a bird for a pet can be very satisfying and enjoyable but there are a few things you need to consider before making your final choice. We are going to look at how you as a new bird owner can check that the bird you choose is physically healthy. Also we will give you a few pointers to help you distinguish how old the bird you are purchasing is.

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The Large-Billed-Reed-Warbler Rediscovered

April 2, 2007 by  
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Our amazing planet is always filled with surprises and scientists are kept busy with many new, intriguing discoveries. One such discovery was made by Professor Philip Round of Mahidol University on 27 March 2006. Whilst collecting and banding birds in Thailand the ornithologist discovered a species thought to be extinct, the Large Billed Reed Warbler.

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