Tag: feathers

  • Conservation of the Honduran Emerald Hummingbird

    Conservation of the Honduran Emerald Hummingbird

    There are more than 338 recorded hummingbird species worldwide, and many birding enthusiasts would agree that they are top of the list as the most interesting little birds of the nearly 10,000 ...

  • Feathers, Fashion and Conservation

    Feathers, Fashion and Conservation

    Chosen in 1953 as the symbol of the National Audubon Society in the United States, the Great Egret (Ardea Alba) represents an inspiring conservation success story. Had it not been for the ...

  • Game Birds Losing Feathers

    Game Birds Losing Feathers

    Winter is setting in, and you absolutely do not know what to do. Your quail and pheasants have lost feathers and you don’t want them to get chilled. What do you do?

  • Secrets of a Bird of Paradise

    Secrets of a Bird of Paradise

    Any bird watching enthusiast would agree that watching a male bird of paradise Lawes's parotia trying to gain the interest of a female is a breathtaking experience. Its colorful chest, displayed ...

  • A Bird’s Touch

    Nature not only surrounds us with sheer beauty but also offers an abundance of fascinating new discoveries that continue to amaze us. Just when we think we know everything about an animal or ...

  • Feather Degrading Bacteria Studied

    The existence of feather degrading bacteria in wild birds was only discovered for the first time approximately ten years ago. This natural phenomenon has therefore been plaguing ornithologists ...

  • New Discovery Sheds Light on Bird Evolution

    Up until a few days ago it was a commonly held belief that modern birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs such as the tyrannosaurus or allosaurus. Now new evidence has been found in favour of the ...