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A Bird Presentation in Shanghai

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Here are a few photos of the real-life display: And here are the photos I showed, with some short and fairly irrelevant explanations, converted to a stand-alone presentation. The Red-flanked Bluetail is only in Shanghai in winter, as it breeds far further North – even further than Beijing.

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Black Kites breeding

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The Black Kites are distinguished in flight by their forked tail , which easily separates them from the numerous Whistling Kites that are present around Broome. Black Kites are always present at the waste disposal site in very large flocks, because they scavenge among the rubbish.

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Cattle Egret in breeding plumage in June in Derby

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Cattle Egret should not be in breeding plumage in June in the north of Australia! We do occasionally see Cattle Egret around Broome, but never in breeding plumage and always with cattle. It appeared to be rather concerned about the other birds that were present.

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Breeding Bird Count on Poas Volcano

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In Costa Rica, June is breeding bird count season. As one might expect with a breeding bird count, it also gives me an idea of which birds are where, and whether or not other species are still around (side benefits for guiding on that same route as well as future Big Days). The species has been present on certain parts of the road up to Poas National Park for several years but I never recalled them in the numbers like I had on Sunday. Destinations breeding bird Costa Rica

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Pied Oystercatcher breeding season 2018

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It is not unusual for only one Pied Oystercatcher chick to survive throughout the whole breeding season despite in excess of sixty eggs being laid by sixteen pairs. It is for this reason that there was not an update last year on Pied Oystercatchers breeding success , because there was not any. Birds of prey are present throughout the dune system and are a real threat to young Pied Oystercatchers despite the parents flying at them to try and protect the young.

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Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania: A Review by an Atlas Novice

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A breeding bird atlas is a special kind of book. For the nature lovers and birders who participate in breeding bird surveys, the atlas represents hours, often hundreds of hours, of volunteer time spent within a community of citizen scientists doing what they love, observing birds. So, when Corey and Mike asked if I wanted to review the Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania , I jumped at the chance to write about this unique type of scientific reference book.

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Masked Lapwings breeding

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These birds are often present in Broome on the green areas, like the school sport’s fields, golf course and the local parks. They are often in large groups in these areas when they are not breeding. We have recently come across several Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles families around Broome. They generally lay four eggs, but we have only seen a maximum of three surviving chicks after a few days. A good indication that they have eggs or young is the extreme noise that they make.

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Breeding plumage in Bar-tailed Godwits in February

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It does not seem that long since the shorebirds all returned from their northerly migration and already we are starting to see the change in their breeding plumage. The shorebirds will start to leave Broome next month to breed high up in the Arctic and will mostly fly non-stop to the Yellow Sea in China. There are additional threats of birds of prey throughout the day and they are constantly alert to the dangers that those birds present.

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The most important book about European birds in this century

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The adventure of the second European Breeding Bird Atlas, or EBBA2, was the topic of one of my first posts here at 10,000 Birds: In a warm Catalonian March, Barcelona is filled with sunlight and full of Rose-ringed and Monk Parakeets.

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In Search of New York’s Breeding Birds

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After Gumear Falls Road I crossed Route 209 to the Linear Park and tracked down an Alder Flycatcher that is always present there, my eighth flycatcher species of the morning. I was home by noon after what was undoubtedly my most successful search for some of New York’s coolest breeding birds ever!

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Red-kneed Dotterels breeding around Broome

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You only have to look back over the past few months of my posts this year to realise that we have been inundated with birds breeding in the Broome area after substantial wet season rains early in the year! Hardly a week has gone by without us encountering more birds breeding in the Broome area and it continues along our coast now with our resident shorebirds.

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Westminster Weekend and a Purina Giveaway! #wkcdogshow

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Here’s a list of all the broadcasts for this year’s Westminster show: First-ever Masters Agility Championship at Westminster presented by Purina Pro Plan Saturday, February 8 — Airing LIVE on FOX Sports 1 from 7-9 p.m. The Westminster Kennel Club 138 th Annual All Breed Dog Show: Monday, February 10 – airing on CNBC from 8-11 p.m. The 8-month supply of dog food will be presented as 8 coupons, redeemable for any Purina Pro Plan dog food.

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Black-tailed Godwits around Broome

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The Black-tailed Godwits that we observe here in Australia breed in east Siberia and Mongolia. It also has a bi-coloured bill unlike the Asian Dowitcher , which is also present amongst our flocks of shorebirds. There are three subspecies of Black-tailed Godwit in the world.

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Seizures In Dogs: Could Your Dog Have A Seizure?

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Here are some of the most common causes of/risk factors for seizures in dogs: Breed Susceptibility. Some dog breeds are prone to inherited metabolic disorders that may cause seizures. Along with breeds susceptible to low blood sugar that may cause seizures, puppies of any breed are also prone to the condition. Your vet can do a scanning test to determine whether any brain injury or tumor is present.

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A flock of Spoonbills

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We had encountered a Yellow-billed Spoonbill in the area last year that appeared to have a stick embedded in its breast, but we have no idea if this is one of the birds now present.

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Little Egret in the Indian Ocean

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On our recent walks along Cable Beach checking on the pairs of Pied Oystercatchers that are currently breeding we have often observed a Little Egret. The water is clear and it would be easy for the Little Egret to see the fish that are present.

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Birding Tiaozini again – sponsored by the local government …

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The fields near the Tiaozini mudflats look very much like a lunar landscape, but this does not seem to keep a number of species from breeding there, sometimes directly on dirt roads. But now back to birds … Little Ringed Plovers also seem to like to breed directly on the road.

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Willie Wagtails in Broome

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Willie Wagtails are present across much of the mainland and they are a large fantail. The shorebirds are starting on their Northward migration to go and breed and the Dollarbirds that have bred here over our wet season are also now departing to the North.

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Birding around Chaka, Qinghai, China

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barbata , but present name has priority. perdix , and also that race przewalskii (sometimes subsumed within suschkini , but generally paler) was basal to other taxa included within the present species. Chaka is a small town, with just about 2000 people.

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Cute and Cuter

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Fortunately, lots of other cute birds were present. These little Tyrant Flycatchers, present from Mexico through Colombia, never fail to charm, with their jaunty crests and characteristic “chewY-chewY!”

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On "Knockout Animals"

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Today's New York Times gives us Adam Shriver's Op-Ed " Not Grass-Fed, But at Least Pain-Free ," which presents its dilemma at the end: If we cannot avoid factory farms altogether, the least we can do is eliminate the unpleasantness of pain in the animals that must live and die on them.

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Plant Shop or Birding Hotspot?

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Both Plumbeous Kite and Fork-tailed Flycatcher are present for the southern winter, the former breeds here, the latter tends to bring their young with them.

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Munkajarra Wetlands near Derby

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It is of course a very popular place for waterbirds to drop by and sometimes there are large numbers of Purple Swamphens and Eurasian Coot present. Dollarbirds are often present for the wet season months.

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Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes

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They are present throughout much of Australia and as their name would suggest they have a black face! They are often nearby and breed locally, but we don’t always have them at the water.

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NATURE’S BEST HOPE BY DOUG TALLAMY – A REVIEW

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Tallamy presents data to demonstrate the stark difference between native trees and exotic trees in their ability to support insects. The latter figure very significant when you remember that many breeding passerines depend on the humble caterpillar to feed themselves and their offspring.

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Hilty’s Birds of Colombia field guide review

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Also, the distributions of subspecies breeding in the region are clearly mapped. Birds of Colombia (Lynx and BirdLife International Field Guides) by Steven L.

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Yellow-faced Honeyeaters

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They are not present in Western Australia or the Northern Territory, so not a bird species that we get to observe very often. They head north from Victoria and New South Wales to Southern Queensland and return in July and August to breed.

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NYT Equine Thought Experiment

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The New York Times presents us, this morning, with "Equine Alternative" regarding the recent discovery that horses decided to allow themselves be domesticated by humans for our mutual benefit, earlier than we had thought (3500 BC, and we preciously thought it was more like 2500 BC). Horse-drawn carriages and breeding and racing horses and using them to play polo or to schlep kids around is an insult to horses. Forgot to hit "publish now" on this.

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Choosing a food that is right for you and your dog

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However choosing what food to feed your pet is a major decision especially as there are different types of food specifically designed for different breeds and lifestyles. Hills pet food offer a range of food designed for puppies of various breeds including sizing of the food to ensure comfort and encouragement. Your dog’s first impressions of a food are always important and food must always be presented in a manner which is appropriate to the size of the animal.

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The Wintering Wood-Warblers of Costa Rica

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Pretty uncommon and greatly outnumbered by the Mourning Warbler but still present in brushy habitats of the highlands. Not nearly as common as some other wintering warblers but still present and regularly encountered with mixed flocks in forested habitats.

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Lessons Learned, The Finale

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And in retrospect, all that did was present me as someone who appeared to have a need to be different or special, and a need for everyone to know what I believed in, whether or not they even cared. After all this time it seems that. the Island's sideways world was a purgatory of sorts where the Oceanic 815 survivors were supposed to learn more lessons or go one way or the other (good or bad), but Desmond intervened to bring them all together and move forward to the light.

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Common Hedgerow Birds of Costa Rica

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As long as hedges are present, this cool tropical species does very well in urban habitats. Hedgerows seem to provide important breeding spots for this smart looking bird. Hedgerows are living fences and windbreaks, lines of green space that bisect fields and pastures.

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Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

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There's a vague sense that perhaps he cares about the dogs or thinks that what he does to them might present an ethical dilemma, but the overwhelming feeling is that it's all worth it. Here's where we reach the point of the series: Clayton was born in a breeding center; he grew up in metal boxes and spent his adolescence with a hole in his head and a coil around his eye.

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Sexy Saxony Duck

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Some domestic duck breeds, however, present new forms of beauty unseen in their wild counterparts. This sexy Saxony hen from the Grantham Canal at West Bridgford, Nottingham, generously shared by Mike Fuller, presents a perfectly pulchritudinous and pale plumage any birdwatcher should be pleased to behold. And, like most domestic ducks, she presents a lot more of it that the wild ducks she towers over! In the realm of waterfowl, not all that are manky are malign.

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Critically Endangered Birds in Costa Rica- How to See Them, How to Help Them

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Most of the usual birds seem present, a frog or two call from a small wetland, and a few other expected animals are there too. In Costa Rica, the sole tropical breeding albatross is a rare visitor to pelagic waters of the Pacific. Sadly, horribly, we live in an era of mass extinction.

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Black Bear

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At VLS, the financial aid people sit you down during your first semester, I think to assess your grip on the reality of your fiscal present and future. Meanwhile, their targets aren’t starving or ill creatures at all; they aim for the big, healthy creatures who might breed a new generation of hardy animals. A month or so ago I stated my intention to alter the way I blog and one thing I wanted to get back into that I did for a brief time last year was podcasting.

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Traveling With Your Pets

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The airlines, however, present more of a hassle. Some airlines will restrict certain breeds from entering the cabin, requiring that they be carried below. There are few things better than heading out for a road trip with your best friends. Together, you’ll throw away every day cares, giving yourself up to the kind of adventures that can be found only in new places.

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Is the project of the very best field guides in the world dead?!?

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For species with more than one subspecies in the region, the separate resident/breeding ranges of the distinct subspecies are indicated on the map. To give more attention to local taxa, all subspecies groups present in the region have full entries as well.

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Disaster Preparedness Plan May Save Your Pet’s Life

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If you have cats, consider turning on the faucet so a soft steady drip is present. Make sure you ask if they have any limitations on the number, size, species or breeds they allow. Some dog breeds (e.g. With June 1 marking the first day of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season, it’s crucial to raise awareness about the importance of planning for pets’ safety before it’s too late. VCA veterinarian Donna J.

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The Wryneck: Biology, Behaviour, Conservation and Symbolism of Jynx torquilla: A Book Review

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The Eurasian Wryneck is the woodpecker that doesn’t look like a woodpecker, the bird with the portmanteau name that is also a medical condition (and which may remind some people of a Nora Ephron essay).

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More scenes from Mexican beaches

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One of the ironies of birding in North America is that the easiest way to see many species that breed on the shores of the Arctic Ocean is to go to tropical coastlands. Whimbrels, Sanderlings, and Semipalmated Plovers are all species that breed in the extreme north, but there they were in the suffocating heat of Lázaro Cárdenas. Marbled Godwits, like the Willets shown above, breed on the northern Great Plains.

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One Good Turn

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Snowy Plovers also breed half an hour north of my home, so we have those in common. There were also three Least Grebes present, although they did not allow me a comparable photo. (No, this is not a reference to my personal worst birder joke ever, that One good tern deserves another.

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Raptors of Nanhui, Shanghai

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The falcon breeds in south-eastern Siberia and Northern China but winters in Southern and East Africa. Raptors are not really the main attraction of Nanhui for birders – and given how things develop here recently, soon there will be no attractions left anyway.

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