Tag: breeding

  • RSPB to Research Starling Decline in UK

    RSPB to Research Starling Decline in UK

    Swooping through the air in flocks of up to a million birds, starlings have long been a feature of rural life in the United Kingdom. A flock of starlings in flight looks like a dark cloud ...

  • Physical Traits and Genetics in Pigeons

    Physical Traits and Genetics in Pigeons

    Believed to have been domesticated in the Mediterranean region up to 5,000 years ago, pigeons are providing new insight into the role of genetics in the development of physical traits. A study ...

  • Black-throated Robin Rediscovered in China

    Black-throated Robin Rediscovered in China

    The Black-throated Robin (Luscinia obscura ), also referred to as the Black-throated Blue Robin, or simply the Blackthroat, is a species in the Muscicapidae family of small passerine birds found ...

  • Personality is Vital for Male Birds

    Personality is Vital for Male Birds

    It seems that it is not only humans who want more than just good looks in a partner, as a recent study revealed that even in the bird kingdom, being handsome does not guarantee the attention of ...

  • Interesting RSPB Survey Results

    Interesting RSPB Survey Results

    The RSPB's wildlife survey would not be possible if not for the loyal participation of the public, who assist in the Make Your Nature Count project. The survey began on the 4th of June and ran ...

  • Oology – The Study of Bird Eggs

    Oology – The Study of Bird Eggs

    Oology can have two meanings. It is used to either refer to the study of bird eggs, or it can be used to describe the collecting of bird eggs. Even though the name is the same, the impact on ...

  • Saving the California Condor

    Saving the California Condor

    Back in 1987, the California condor was considered to be extinct in the wild, with only twenty-seven birds remaining in captivity. Now, thanks to conservation and breeding projects, America's ...

  • Raising a Chick at the Age of Sixty

    Raising a Chick at the Age of Sixty

    Wisdom's first band was placed on her while incubating an egg in the year 1956, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been keeping an eye on her ever since. To be able to breed, a Laysan ...

  • Nightingale’s Journey Provides Valuable Migratory Information

    While being fairly nondescript in appearance, the nightingale is legendary for its amazing singing ability, which can often be heard at night, as well as in daylight hours. The name nightingale ...

  • Osprey History in the Making

    The Kielder Water and Forest Park is located in England. It is not only home to the country’s biggest forest areas, but the largest man-made lake to be found in northern Europe. Its remote ...