Date Last Updated: July 19, 2019

Tag: eggs

  • Significance of Egg Coloration to Embryo Development

    Significance of Egg Coloration to Embryo Development

    Researchers continue to debate the purpose of bird egg pigmentation, with the most popular theory being that camouflage is the main reason for the variation in eggshell colors, with the speckles ...

  • Sigurgeirs Bird Museum in Iceland

    Sigurgeirs Bird Museum in Iceland

    Surrounded by volcanic landforms and wetlands, Lake Mývatn, located near the Krafla volcano in the north of Iceland, is home to a wide range of birdlife, particularly waterfowl. Its rich ...

  • 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 ...

  • Warblers Ward off Imposters

    Warblers Ward off Imposters

    Cuckoos have never been very popular amongst other birds species. They are known to be lazy parents and have become sophisticated in their methods of camouflaging their own eggs to look like ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Pleasure of Pet Duck Ownership

    When seeing a cute little duckling, many an animal-lover is tempted to pick it up, cuddle it and take it home. This urge can become almost impossible to resist if the animal-lover is ...

  • The Bane of Brood Parasites

    When we hear the word “parasites”, most of us would assume it is referring to an organism that feeds off another. In brood parasites, in the avian world, it works a little differently. To ...

  • A Closer Look at the Intriguing Galapagos Hawk

    The Galapagos hawk is found exclusively in the Galapagos Islands. The adult Galapagos hawk is almost completely different shades of brown and the female is larger than the male with an average ...

  • The Bad Habits of Cowbirds

    Cowbirds have an unusual life strategy: they lay their eggs in other birds species' nests. North America’s Brown-headed Cowbird first evolved this strategy in order to follow herds of buffalo. ...