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

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 […]

Thursday 21st July 2022 —

Down South – 2022 Grassland Bird Blitz — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

For our second event southwestern Manitoba, we set out with a small group of volunteers on the morning of Sunday, June 19th for our first grassland bird blitz in 3 years. We birded the Southwestern Manitoba Mixed Grass Prairie IBA from dawn to high noon in search of grassland Species at Risk. Sun rising over […]

Down South – 2022 Grassland Bird Blitz — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program
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