Tag: plumage

  • White-crowned Sparrow Males Unruffled by Younger Rivals

    In the territorial world of nature, it's not uncommon for older males to give way to the younger generation, albeit with a fight. Researchers have recently discovered that this is not ...

  • Ravens Show Emotions

    Ravens have had a stigma attached to them for centuries, symbolizing darkness in poems, songs and movies. With their black plumage and black eyes, they would seem to be the ideal bird to ...

  • Anting Behavior in Birds

    Anting is a form of bird behavior that has yet to be explained by researchers and scientists. Even though hundreds of bird species engage in anting all over the world, no-one has been able to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Eclectus Parrot Ownership is Rewarding

    When people look for a pet bird to join their family, most owners want a pet bird that can be affectionate, a great companion and that has the ability to fit into their daily routines. The ...

  • Farmers Could Save Endangered Ibis

    The elegant white-shouldered Ibis is a critically endangered wading bird that is found in the southern regions of Laos, Vietnam, the eastern region of Kalimantan and in the northern areas of ...

  • Red-Billed Chough Project in Portugal

    The Red-Billed Chough species falls under the crow family. It is easily recognized by its features that include a longish curved beak and red coloring, red legs and pitch-black plumages that ...

  • Mustached Parakeets

    When looking at the Mustached Parakeet, it is evident that belonging to the same family does not mean that you share the same characteristics. The Mustached Parakeet is related to the Ringneck ...

  • Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)

    The Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) is amongst the well-known “stiff-tailed ducks”. A highly aquatic bird, the Ruddy duck spends extensive hours on the water and is adept at diving and sinking below the water surface. They are nocturnal, sleeping the day away. Ruddy ducks have even been seen being pushed along the surface of the […]

  • Showing and Displaying

    Preparation for showing and displaying of birds typically begins about four months before the date of the show. At this time you should decide which birds you are going to be showing and then place each bird in its own cage to prevent damage to feathers and so on. The birds chosen for showing and […]