Where America dreams of/goes birding?

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Also, the island of New Guinea appeared as a whole, or as its parts, the eastern independent country of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the western West Papua province of Indonesia. 4%: Mexico, West Papua (Indonesia), New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya. 6%: Antarctica, Argentina, Indonesia (including the votes for West Papua), India. 10%: Australia, Papua New Guinea.

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Pied Imperial Pigeon in the Bahamas

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Way back in February when I was enjoying a family-and-friends vacation on New Providence in the Bahamas I wisely hired the best – and the only – bird guide on the island, Carolyn Wardle , for half a day to show me around some of the hotspots and help me find endemics and other species I wanted to see. It is unclear when, exactly, the Pied Imperial Pigeon became established on New Providence in the Bahamas other than it happened in the last decade.

Introducing the African Birding Beat

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The last wild population of critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis or Waldrapp is almost entirely restricted to Morocco Once you’ve joined our ranks and are a confirmed Afrophile, the next level of trips to consider would be: Uganda – Africa’s overlap zone; 1,000 bird species in a tiny country and Mountain Gorillas (spending time with these gentle giants is arguably the greatest wildlife experience on earth!); Friends, birders, and globe-trotters, lend me your ears.

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

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The speaker turned out to be Tim Laman, and the topic was the incredible research he and Ed Scholes had spent years doing on birds of paradise in New Guinea. Phil Gregory brings years of field experience to this project. Be careful how you Google ‘bird of paradise’!

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Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea–A Field Guide Review

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The four authors, themselves field ornithologists, conservationists, birders, and writers with years of experience in southeast Asia, researched scientific studies ranging from early 19th-century descriptions of the birds of Java to the latest phylogenomic studies. They studied skins in museums around the world and worked with the artists of Lynx to update the illustrations from Handbook of Birds of the World and to add new ones.

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Meet Suliformes, one of the newest orders of birds

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That larger clade is in turn sister to a clade containing the four remaining totipalmate bird families, which do still seem to be related, and which needed a new order name once pelicans were removed. But meanwhile, let’s look at the four avian families that comprise the brand new order Suliformes. He is a writer and communicator whose day jobs have taken him to six continents and more than 25 countries, including Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Kenya, and Cameroon.

2011 68

What is a Catbird?

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Catbirds are not the unfortunate result of unwise experiments with radioactivity. Birds called catbirds include two species in the New World family, Mimidae, four from the bowerbird family, Ptilonorhynchidae, and one from the Old World babblers, Timaliidae. They are both found in Australia, though the Spotted Catbird is also found in New Guinea. The third Ailuroedus catbird, Ailuroedus buccoides , or White-eared Catbird , is found on Papua New Guinea and in Indonesia.

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