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A Bird Presentation in Shanghai

10,000 Birds

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 Black-crowned Night Heron is a member of the heron family.

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Bird Families of the World by Winkler, Billerman and Lovette

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It seems to me that Lynx Edicions must know Vedran, too, and it was with him in mind that their authors, David W Winkler, Shawn M Billerman and Irby J Lovette, chose the “Bird Families of the World: A Guide to the Spectacular Diversity of Birds” as the full title of their new edition.

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A Radjah Shelduck family

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Last week during a camping trip to Kununurra we encountered a Radjah Shelduck family in one of the irrigation channels around town. The Radjah Shelduck family last week were swimming in the irrigation channel right against the road and so we could pull over and admire them. This would have to be one of the few families of Radjah Shelducks we have ever observed and definitely the smallest ducklings. Radjah Shelduck family.

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Turtles of the World: A Guide To Every Family–A Book Review by a Turtle Lover

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I happen to be particularly fond of turtles because my family has taken care of a small box turtle for 30 years (beware–turtles are extremely low-maintenance pets but will outlast your child’s youth and probably your life). Turtles of the World: A Guide to Every Family.

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On The Goode Family and Infiltration

Animal Person

Image via Wikipedia I found The Goode Family disappointing on the vegan side. Another opportunity for infiltration (heh, heh, heh) has presented itself on Intent.com , which has a " Food and Nutrition " page that already has posts about mindful eating and vegetarianism. Is The Goode Family Good for the Environment? Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics animal rights Animal welfare Nutrition The Goode Family Veganism Vegetarianism

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Sooty Oystercatcher family at Kalbarri

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The Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fulginosus fulginosus is present in an area along the coast of Western Australia roughly south of Carnarvon and to the north the Sooty Oystercatcher is the sub species Haemotopus fulginosus ophthalmicus. We rarely encounter family groups of Sooty Oystercatchers Haemotopus fulginosus ophthalmicus at home in Broome, but more commonly we encounter a flock of approximately thirty non-breeding Sooty Oystercatchers at the northern end of Cable Beach.

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Pied Oystercatcher family starts to disperse

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I mentioned last week t hat the large Pied Oystercatcher family that had successfully raised three chicks this year for the first time may soon become a smaller family group. They were wandering further apart and I knew that it would not be long before the family group became smaller. On Thursday there was only one juvenile Pied Oystercatcher present and somewhat distant to its parents.

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Birds of a Feather – A Fun, Family-Friendly Card Game

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I put up $35 so I could get two sets: one to keep and one to give as a present to an undetermined person. I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting much from a card game about birding. I mean, birding is about being outside, enjoying nature, the thrill of the chase. Birding is most emphatically not about sitting around a table playing cards.

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Stichbirds, New Zealand’s Surprising Family

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When I first visited New Zealand, back in 2000, the Stichbird was just a rare species of honeyeater (Meliphagidae), one of three representatives of that Australian family to be found here. Their closest relatives were another family of New Zealand birds, the New Zealand wattlebirds (Callaeidae), which is made up of the Saddleback , Kokako and late and missed Huia. At any rate it was distinctive enough to merit its own family, the Notiomystidae.

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Stalking a Kiwi Icon

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In spite of this New Zealand does have an iconic family of birds that has served as an emblem for the country for over a century, the kiwi. There are are presently thought to be five species of kiwi with a possible sixth extinct species, all of which have suffered varying degrees of range contraction since the arrival of humans. Tags: features , kiwi , national bird , new zealand • Camping tents - Check out our pop up tents , family tents , and more!

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Baby Bird Identification: A North American Guide–A Book Review

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I am puzzled as to why Gulls and Terns are almost passed over, with less than two pages of text devoted to a family description and only six species accounts (four gulls, two terns). Family follows family with no page break, making this section a little dense.

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How Pets Can Improve Your Health

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But, pets also become bona fide family members with which we establish genuine relationships—incomparable emotional bonds that can have extraordinarily positive physical and psychological impacts on humans. Having an ever-present dog or cat, for example, can help ease separation anxiety in children when mom and dad aren’t around. Retirement, illness, death, and moves can take away close friends and family members.

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Another Trio

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These endearing birds are almost always found in pairs or small family groups, and I often have difficulty deciding which bird to photograph as both males and females are equally beautiful. Once there is sufficient vegetation to support their voracious appetite, they shall be present.

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Welcome Back, Shorbies!

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Even when writing my book with all ardent efforts to remain unbiased; the section on Sandpipers & Allies was by far the longest – surpassing mega-families like Thraupidae and Tyrannidae. If you know me, then you are well aware of how much I love shorebirds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of April 2021)

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Corey was extremely pleased to finally get out and about birding again after his family all caught COVID and recovered. The beginning of April feels like the real beginning of spring, at least up in the northern latitudes.

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Emiliana Natura Rosé (2020)

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I think most birders would, given the ornithological evidence presented. However, closer inspection of the fine print revealed this wine is actually from Chile, where t**s – or any members of the family Paridae , for that matter – don’t even exist.

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Giveaway: The Lost Dogs

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Some are now certified therapy workers and many are adored family members, proving that pit bulls, just like any other dog, just want to be man’s best friend. In THE LOST DOGS: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption Jim Gorant tells their inspirational story of survival and presents the entire account —from the frustrations of the investigation to the individual rehabilitation of the dogs themselves, to a new afterword updating us on the happy lives they now have.

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Tribute to War Heroes…at Both Ends of the Leash

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They sniff out bombs that would harm our troops; they comfort soldiers on the battlefield and veterans back home; they search for the wounded after an attack; and sometimes, they have the grim task of finding the fallen, bringing closure to families and friends in the most trying of times,” she said. The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ presented by cesar canine cuisine® celebrates the powerful relationship between dogs and people.

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Hero Dog Awards

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The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards presented by CESAR Canine Cuisine celebrates heroic dogs that truly transform lives. During her acoustic performance for patients at the VA Medical Center-Manhattan to kick off the voting campaign for American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards presented by CESAR Canine Cuisine, Julianne Hough told patients that the very first song she ever sang in public was “How Much is that Doggie in the Window.”.

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On "Pets" and "Its"

Animal Person

Also, the have families (as if other animals don't). Meanwhile, gorillas don't live in a traditional human family structure of mom, dad and kids, but somehow their family structure is an important reason for us to save them. I'm sure intelligence was in there somewhere, but the fact is that gorillas are presented as more important and more human than other animals, therefore they are worthy of saving.

2010 120
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On "Knockout Animals"

Animal Person

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. What about being torn from your family?

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Dr. Jane Goodall Announced Grand Marshall of Tournament of Roses

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Dr. Goodall will ride in the 124 th Rose Parade presented by Honda and themed “Oh, the Places You’ll Go! ” She will then toss the coin before the 99 th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. Each year, the Tournament of Roses invites its Grand Marshal to not only become a part of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, but also a part of its extended family,” said Bixby.

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RECENT BIRDING AT COORAN, SUNSHINE COAST

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Birding encourages exploration and it is very satisfying to find a new location close to home that presents an unexpected bird diversity. Red backed and Variegated Fairy Wrens reeled as they hopped through the undergrowth while a family of Grey Shrike Thrushes took to feeding.

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On Birthdays, Cranes and the FDA

Animal Person

Her birthday present? Like when I was a kid and went to the mall with my family (BCP: Before Cell Phones), my parents would say: If we get lost, let's meet in front of the fountain. After the presentations, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and/or offer feedback. On Birthdays. Yesterday was Violet Rays' 10th birthday! For some reason, she likes to dig around a bit and then lie down in some partially dug up ground, partly under the shrubs.

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Dog Collars

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“Normal” collars– Most dog collars are used to dress up the family pet and to identify it to strangers who may come into contact with the animal. Training collars should always be used with an observant human present to prevent accidental harm. Augie enjoys spending time with his family and friends, grilling and cooking, playing hard outside, travelling, design, art, live music, and spending as much time as he can with his family.

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Lessons Learned From 4 Years of Animal Person

Animal Person

I've officially been blogging for four years (1,329 posts and 5,441 comments) today, and as I (re)ponder whether I will continue, I'd like to present some lessons I've learned about blogging, veganism, people, "the movement," language and. Just know that the way you present yourself largely dictates who is going to visit your blog. I want people to see my family as "normal."

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Looking for Lost Warblers at Parque Rio Loro, Costa Rica

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One such star avian family is the Setophagidae, the birds known as wood-warblers. Warblers were indeed present, a number of them and this small park showed how very important any bit of habitat is for both migrants and resident species.

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On THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING

Animal Person

He was adopted by the Masson family and was apparently the most loving dog all who met him had ever had the pleasure of being licked by. And he presents a pretty compelling argument by basically describing how little regard Emily really has for me and how quickly she'll shred my hand (although she behaves very differently with Baby Sky, interestingly.

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HollyWoof Gift Bags Spoil Celebrity Dogs!

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Richell USA presents their award-winning Také Pet Serving Cabinet, an elevated feeder/waterer with a convenient bottom storage cabinet made from eco-friendly bamboo perfect for Rachael Ray’s Isaboo, and Paw Trax a pottie training kit for Jennifer Aniston’s new pit pup Sophie. It sure would be nice to be a celebrity pet! Celebrity pooches recently received the HollyWOOF, Distinctive Assets’ annual gift bag of the newest innovative dog products. Our top pick from the gift bag?

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On "Food Inc."

Animal Person

Film is a visual medium and through direction, dialogue, editing, music and any effects, the filmmaker presents (in this case) his agenda. The tone of the film has just changed from here's-the-terrible-state-of-affairs to look-how-some-ingenious-individuals-are-doing-it-better , and enter Salatin, grinning ear to ear, as he and his family/friends toss chickens upside down into those cones where only there heads stick out so you can yank said heads and access the attached throats to slit.

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Five Famous First Pets

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Kennedy’s family owned many pets, including a horse, which was a present to 5 year-old Caroline Kennedy. Today is George Washington’s birthday! So in celebration, here is a fun list of Five Famous First Pets. Socks the cat. First Cat from 1993-2001): Socks was a black and white “tuxedo” American Shorthair cat belonging to Bill Clinton. He often visited schools and hospitals. Later, Socks was “voted out of office” because he didn’t get along with the White House dog, Buddy.

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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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Common Hedgerow Birds of Costa Rica

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Keep looking and you might see some other members of this glittering, fast-paced family. As long as hedges are present, this cool tropical species does very well in urban habitats. Hedgerows are living fences and windbreaks, lines of green space that bisect fields and pastures.

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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. Every now and then you read a book which you believe should be read by everyone on the planet.

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Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

Beloved family pet Dalmatian, Pepper, is stolen, and after several weeks of searching is discovered to have been experimented on at a hospital and died on the table when researchers tried to implant her with an experimental cardiac pacemaker. 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.

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Housecat Housecall

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Ground-Breaking Show Presented by Purina Cat Chow Returns For A Second Season of Helping Cat Lovers Resolve Their Feline Dilemmas. The weekly show, presented by Purina Cat Chow, profiles cat-owning families as they work with host Dr. Katrina Warren, BVSc, and her expert team, which includes Purina Cat Chow Mentor and Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Karen Sueda, DVM , and Dr. Rich Goldstein, DVM, to resolve their most pressing feline matters.

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Rancho Naturalista Lodge, Costa Rica, or in the Land of Coffee and Chocolate

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Now we were in Finca Tres Equis, a family cocoa farm (if I understood well, it translates as Triple X Farm) and a private reserve of over 300 hectares, of which more than 70 percent is a forest, representing part of a Jaguar corridor.

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Say Hello to my Little Friend

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Wood-Wrens , birds of the family Henicorhina , are very small wrens of Central and South America that like to live very close to the ground, in dense forest underbrush or elfin forests.

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Dogs and Rat Poison

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If any of these symptoms are present, it is imperative you get to a vet as soon as possible. Although it can be costly, it is better safe than sorry for your dog, as well as your family. As the weather starts getting colder, there may be a problem with rodents coming into our homes to look for a warm place to nest. Since wild mice and rats carry disease, ruin household foundations and leave a general mess everywhere… it is very wise to get rid of them as soon as possible.

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Birding Nonggang, Guangxi, China

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When buntings meet for a family reunion, I can imagine the Crested Bunting is the focal point of the attention – the one that got rich and popular compared to all the others. “Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don’t know.”. This is how blog posts would ideally start.

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Cockatoo Creek

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Brolga had come into drink and there were all three species of Ibis present. The egret family were represented by the Great Egrets , Intermediate Egrets and a lone Cattle Egret.

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Yellow-collared Chlorophonia

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This tiny and colorful bird formerly of the Thaupidae (Tanager) family now has its own family the Fingillidae and it deserves it due to its uniqueness and beauty. Without any further delay I present you the beautiful Chlorophonia flavirostris female only: Birds Yellow-collared ChlorophoniaYellow-collared Chlorophonia ( Chlorophonia flavirostris ).

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Great cat tips from Housecat Housecall

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Katrina Warren and the experts at Animal Planet’s “ Housecat Housecall ”, presented by Purina Cat Chow, have put together some simple tips to help families conquer some common cat care issues. Here are some good tips for prospective cat owners: What should I do before bringing a new kitten into the family? How do I ensure I find the right kitten or cat for me and my family? Finding the ideal companion cat can be a fun project for the whole family.

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