New Bird Species Discovered in Eastern Nepal

June 9, 2008 by  
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It isn’t every day that ornithologists can claim to have discovered a new species of bird, but that is exactly what is happening in eastern Nepal. A team of ornithologists, who are affiliated with Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN), has recorded the new species and labeled it ‘Syke’s Nightjar’. The BCN is an authorized ornithological body that is devoted to the keeping of accurate records related to bird conservation in Nepal.

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The Rare Takahe of New Zealand

April 14, 2008 by  
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The colorful and unusual takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri) is not a bird that many people are familiar with. In fact, it wasn’t very long ago when the bird was thought to be extinct since there were no sightings from 1948 until very recently. So, while very few people are aware of its existence, takahes are slowly being cast under the ornithological spotlight since the re-emergence of this species has many bird enthusiasts nattering enthusiastically amongst one another.

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Birds Naturally Choose Flavonoids

April 8, 2008 by  
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Recent studies conducted at the University of Freiburg, in conjunction with the Max Plank Institute for Ornithology, have revealed that fruit-eating birds show a definite preference for fruit with higher concentrations of antioxidants. These antioxidants help them to sustain a healthy immune system.

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Eilat Spring Migration Festival, Israel

February 18, 2008 by  
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Southern Israel is widely considered to be a bird watcher’s paradise, with the city of Eilat and the surrounding areas being among the best birding destinations in the Western Palearctic. The Israel Ornithological Center and the International Birding and Research Center have teamed up to organize the Eilat Spring Migration Festival with the objective of gathering together birders from all around the world to enjoy the wonders of bird migration in southern Israel. The Eilat Spring Migration Festival is set to take place during the peak spring migration period, from the 24th through to the 31st of March 2008 and will be based at the Isrotel Agamin Hotel in the city of Eilat.

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