Category: Birds

magpie

The Magpie’s nidopallium

Sometimes you’re reading something and come across a word you’ve never seen before. The Eurasian magpie is considered to be among the brightest of birds, and even among the most intelligent of all...

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How did dinosaurs evolve beaks and become birds?

by Michael J. Benton, University of Bristol Once you know that many dinosaurs had feathers, it seems much more obvious that they probably evolved into birds. But there’s still a big question. How did...

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Crow vs Buzzard

“Meeagh” “Meeeeagh” Higher pitched than I expected a buzzard cry to be; three of them wheeling over the fields high up – 150 feet perhaps. I stand and watch, trying to remember the...

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What it would be like, to be flying high above the traffic-stained pathways between the concrete structures of the city. To be soaring next to your classmates, colleagues, friends, taking each turn with...

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What happens when a bird strikes a plane?

By Davide Crivelli, Cardiff University In bowling, a strike is the best shot you can make. In aviation jargon, however, a strike happens when a bird suddenly crosses the trajectory of an aeroplane. Usually,...

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Photo Competition Results

  The August Wildlife Sightings photo competition results are in! Winner: Andrew Armstrong (@drumon25): “#Hobby in the SSSI at @EssexWildlife #gunnerspark.”   Second: Desmond Loughery (@desmondloughery): “So i told her to say hello from Limavady”...

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