Amazing Songbird Communication Skills

June 23, 2008 by  
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Keen birders have long appreciated the intelligence and communication skills of birds. Apart from the fact that birdsong is delightful to listen to, it is also an integral part of bird identification for bird-watchers, as well as a means for birds to communicate with one another. Ongoing avian research is continuously revealing fascinating facts about birds, how they interact with one another and how they adapt to a rapidly changing world. Recent research has revealed that some migratory songbirds choose their nesting area based solely on the songs of other birds that are successfully raising their young.

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Hen Harriers in Bowland Forests Get Satellite

June 20, 2008 by  
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While many would argue that hen harriers can be found throughout the the northern hemisphere of the globe, conservationists in England are worried that this attractive bird may soon be a thing of the past in their country. According to research there are just twelve hen harrier nests in Bowland Fell and only two elsewhere in the country. Thus, Bowland Fell is considered to be something of a sanctuary for the bird in England.

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Unlocking the Mysteries of Feather Colors

June 19, 2008 by  
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Most first-time bird owners seeking their first pet will be primarily attracted to the striking colors that a number of bird species enjoy, even if they ultimately choose to go with the species that makes the easiest pet. Many birds are highly sought after due to their appealing colors the striking diversity of coloring is of the utmost benefit when it comes to identifying wild birds through a pair of binoculars. But what is it that makes these delightful creatures come in so many inspiring colors? How do they go from ‘drab to fab’ in just a difference of gender? Let us investigate the mystery.

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New Subspecies Discovered in Columbia

June 18, 2008 by  
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The more than 100 kilometer long Serrania de los Yariguies Mountain Range in Columbia has remained unexplored until fairly recently when, under the auspices of Fundacion ProAves, researchers began a survey focusing mainly on the birdlife in the area. So far, these efforts have yielded two new bird species and a new species of butterfly. The first new bird discovery has been named the Yariguies Brush-Finch, while the latest discovery has been named in honor of conservationist Robert Giles – Scytalopus griseicollis gilesi.

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Spectacular Species at Jurong BirdPark

June 17, 2008 by  
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Bird lovers looking for something new to try might consider visiting the beautiful and exciting country of Singapore. This colorful country is home to the Jurong BirdPark, a carefully landscaped park that spans an area of 202 000 square meters. The park is situated in the Jurong district on the western slope of Jurong Hill and is a delight to almost all bird enthusiasts who venture here.

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