Birds & Dinosaurs – Joined at the Hip | Yale News — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

All baby birds have a moment prior to hatching when their hip bone is a tiny replica of a dinosaur’s pelvis. That’s one of the findings in a new, Yale-led study in the journal Nature that explores the evolutionary underpinnings of the avian hip bone. It is also a modern-day nod to the dramatic transformation that led from dinosaurs to birds over tens of millions of years.

Birds & Dinosaurs – Joined at the Hip | Yale News — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

All About Feathers, Part 1, Preening: Feathered Frenzy

This month, Sherri launches a three-part series on feather care, beginning with preening.

Preening is how a bird grooms its feathers to remove dust, dirt, and parasites, and to align feathers in the optimum position relative to adjacent feathers and body shape.

Head on over to our Feathered Frenzy page to read more about the art and trials of preening!

Endemic subspecies: Brown-throated parakeet — Bird Watching Curaçao

Brown-throated parakeet eating a Leucaena leucocephala seedpod. Brown-throated parakeets on Curacao, an endemic subspecies of the island, have a wide variety of plants that form part of their daily diet. Either fruits, flowers or even plant leaves can be part of their daily food choices. A particular favorite of them is the Leucaena leucocephala or […]

Endemic subspecies: Brown-throated parakeet — Bird Watching Curaçao

Thursday 21st July 2022 —

WWT Slimbridge     The CASPIAN TERN was elusive this morning and was seen on the canal between Slimbridge and Purton at 7:46am heading S (Dave Paynter). Then it was seen at Frampton heading N on the canal towards Epney. (John Rossetti). Then it flew over Frampton village (south end) heading SW towards Slimbridge. It dropped […]

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