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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of January 2020)

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A busy, snowy, chilly weekend kept me and birds equally unable or unwilling to meet, so instead I’ll take this opportunity to show respect to American Crows ; these birds gather in massive winter flocks around here, which makes them the true spirit animal of this frigid season. The post Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of January 2020) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Around the World For Penguins: A Penguin Fan’s Book Review

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Penguins are cartoons, emoticons, animated films, children’s books (though owls really take first place here), sports teams, a book publisher, and a Batman villain (a rare example of penguin negativity, though Burgess Meredith did bring an endearing attitude to his 1960’s TV portrayal).

Fall Migration in Costa Rica- Six Things I Have Learned

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In Costa Rica, they become another sort of animal. For the first 30 something years of my life, fall migration was when the warblers “sipped”, “chipped” and “seeped” in the tired, late summer leaves.

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Speaker: Hannah Flynn

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When Birds Are Near: Dispatches From Contemporary Writers

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Elizabeth Bradfield’s “Buried Birds” muses on seabirds as a way of understanding feelings of difference, giving one of the book’s finest quotes: “We resonate with certain animals, I believe, because they are physical embodiment of an answer we are seeking.

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CBC Shenanigans

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Interestingly enough, a similar situation with the same animal would unfold many years later – with a crushingly similar outcome for me. As I gather the relevant documentation for our upcoming CBC this Sunday I caught myself daydreaming of CBCs past.

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Birding Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

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As we humans are animals, like birds are, it often seems to make more sense to me to assume that their and our drivers are similar, not different. Menglun in Xishuangbanna is less than 50 km away from the Chinese border to Laos and Myanmar, and it has a big botanical garden.

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What are the Costs of Changing Bird Names?

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The preamble of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature is similar: “The objects of the Code are to promote stability and universality in the scientific names of animals and to ensure that the name of each taxon is unique and distinct.”

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Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior, by John Kricher — a review

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For example, ritualistic displays of aggression and appeasement, of coming to the brink and then backing off, are common in humans and, probably, all animals. September 1, 2020.

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Mammals of South Asia (Lynx Edicions)

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I may have very limited experience with dolphins and no experience with whales, but the illustrations show the entire animal in the way only divers can see it, without a second illustration of the tail shape, something whale-watchers can actually spot from a boat.

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Ospreys in the Desert

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There are no grazing animals and the fields are visited by many interesting birds. Adam Cairns is a photographer, writer and poet. He is returning to the UK after a four year spell in Qatar, in the Middle East. He posts photos and descriptions of the birds he finds on his blog, Birderlife.

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De Grey River rest area

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It does not completely solve the problem, because animals transport the burrs, but it will hopefully slow the spread. The De Grey River rest area is a good place to take a break if you are travelling the long journey between the two towns of Broome and Port Hedland in Western Australia.

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Emerging birding destinations: Serbia

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Among travel guides, due to its coverage of nature and birding, recommendation goes to Serbia: The Bradt Travel Guide (6th edition, 2020). These are overgrown in steppe grasses and local sheep herders are subsidised by the authorities to bring their animals here to keep the grass short, prevent succession by bushes and manage the habitat.

eBird and Urban Planning: City Green Spaces

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Ideally, we would have data to look at all of these kinds of animals. We decided to go with birds mainly because we could find data from three different websites (eBird, iNaturalist, and Flickr, which also has more bird pictures than most other groups of animals). ” Landscape and Urban Planning 196 (2020): 10374. Birders who submit their checklists to eBird likely know that their data may be used to conduct research on avian migration, range, or population.

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Unflappable by Suzie Gilbert–An Author Interview

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But one in particular did not even involve contact with an animal. I walked into an enormous dining area filled with rehabbers, and they were all eating lasagna and talking about the kind of animal medical issues that would send most people running from the room. And don’t forget, I’m the one coming out of solitude and ready to rejoin humanity in March of 2020. Perch Press (March 24, 2020).

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Animal Rights: Consider Fungi

Speaker: Funguss Amonguss

Birding the Bear Mountain of Serbia

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Also, there are 58 mammal species represented in the park, which is home to the largest Brown Bear (50+ animals; bear watching can be arranged through the NP authorities, find the link below) and Chamois populations in Serbia. A narrow forest road takes us to the chain blocking the entrance, with a sign “Area closed – bear danger”. Ranko Milanovic, Tara National Park ranger, leaves the car to open the passage.

“It’s a good life”: Donald Kroodsma’s Birdsong

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In part, it is a primer on the physiology involved, with a good explanation of how sound is produced in the avian syrinx, with its superfast muscles, “among the fastest twitching muscles known among animals,” Kroodsma says: The book also includes specific notes on a great number of individual species, with QR barcodes, next to each bird photograph, and some 734 individual recordings. 27, March 10, 2020.

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Birding Mkuze

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At some point, I almost convinced myself that it would be a good idea to publish a coffee table photo book just showing Red-billed Oxpecker on various animals. Mkuze Game Reserve is in the Eastern part of South Africa, about 5 hours away from Johannesburg, and one of the best places I have ever been to for bird photography.

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Going Medieval: Waterfowling the Two Towers of Serbia

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Animals of all ages and sizes were quite active and agile, as opposed to their usual laziness. Cover photo : Ram Fortress by Ilija Jacanovic. In the chill morning of late January, I am driving east of Belgrade towards the Two Towers section of the Danube and the best waterfowling bonanza in the whole of Serbia. Actually, I visited the Two Towers twice, had about 50 bird species each time and about 60 in total, so this is sort of a composite tour description.

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Ring in the new year with the Australian Firefighters Calendar!

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What better way to ring in 2020 than with one of six unique calendars featuring Australia’s hottest firefighters with rescue cats, dogs, horses, and native animals! A … Continue reading → people helping animalsIt’s hard to believe the new year is already right around the corner.

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Collective Arts: Stranger than Fiction

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The artwork of this edition is by Jenny Keith – an Edmonton, Alberta-based artist with a penchant for depicting animals and natural curiosities. I can’t imagine what life must be like during the current viral pandemic for those unlucky souls who don’t bird.

Brewery Ommegang: Idyll Days Pilsner

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Following this early example, weathervanes in classical antiquity often assumed the form of animals and mythological beings – often deifications of the four compass winds – traditions that carried on in Europe long past the fall of Rome. It’s hard to believe that a few weeks ago I was checking the weather forecast every day, eagerly anticipating any warm, southerly winds that might carry with them new arrivals during the height of spring migration in May.

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Collective Arts Brewing: Life in the Clouds

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The art for Life in the Clouds is titled “’Q’ Up and Quench Your Thirst” and was created by Alex Dos Diaz , a Philadelphia-based artist and illustrator whose meticulous and decorative style combines interests in Japanese animation and Art Nouveau. Anytime I’m shopping in a good local beer shop, I’m always sure to look for any offerings from Collective Arts Brewing.

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Linkwood Distillery: 15 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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For starters, the official national animal is the unicorn, a fairy-tale beast chosen by Scottish royalty in the Middle Ages for its reputation as the natural enemy of the lion, the adopted mascot of English kings. Whisky makers in Scotland also appear to prefer reality over fantasy in choosing animals to adorn their labels and bottles, and the Golden Eagle has always been a popular choice.

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“Rise and Rise Again” – Connecticut Valley Brewing Company: Sherwood Double New England Style India Pale Ale

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The “Rise and rise again” line from the Robin Hood movie reverses the order of the animals, of course, but March has long been said to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, weather-wise. An enigmatic line of text emblazoned across the can of this week’s featured beer – the Sherwood Double New England India Pale Ale from Connecticut Valley Brewing Company – implores us to “Rise and Rise Again”.

Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds: An Identification Guide?A Book Review

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Type it in and you’ll find articles about a showy South African plant, trailers for two films (one of which was pre-Code and apparently created a sensation), eleven novels, a romance novel series, an animated children’s film, socks, and no less than nine coloring books. Copyright © 2020 by Princeton University Press. Princeton University Press, 2020 (published in Europe by Helm). Be careful how you Google ‘bird of paradise’!

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“One for the crow”: Dancing Crow Vineyards Zinfandel (2017)

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” There are many variations on this traditional farmer’s adage about sowing, which instructs the planter to scatter four seeds for every plant one hopes to harvest, so as to account for inevitable losses to birds and other hungry animals scouring the fields. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company of Chico, California began its Resilience Beer Project earlier this year to raise funds for relief efforts for the devastating bushfires that ravaged Australia in late 2019 to 2020.

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Animals in Space

A Stick! A Bird! A Tree!–Books on Nature for Parents & Kids

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Cleverly illustrated with photographs, maps, and drawings, it focuses on easily found birds, animals, reptiles, insects, and plants and encourages nature-supported activities as both outings and a way of life. “A stick! A stick!”

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Wild Sri Lanka

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Throughout the book there are extracts from `A Naturalist’s Journal’, which in the form of a first person commentary take readers to specific habitats in search of the animals to be found there. Publication date 09 Apr 2020. As Bill Oddie noticed in his foreword to ‘Wild Sri Lanka’ (2nd edition) by Gehan De Silva Wijeyeratne, this island paradise is probably the only country in the world where almost all books on wildlife were authored by a single person.

Bernd Heinrich’s new book “White Feathers” — a review

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It’s not out-of-bounds, to him, to ascribe such things as emotion or feelings to animals (indeed, it’s a naturalist’s requisite): “Like other physiological mechanisms, these are shared among species and can be assumed to be present in others, just as we may assume every vertebrate animal has a heart, a brain, lungs, liver, and alimentary canal.”. 27 / February 18, 2020 / ISBN 978132860441-5 (hardcover) / ISBN 9781328603517 (ebook).

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