Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: July — National Geographic Society Newsroom

Birds are admired for their beauty, songs, and the grace of their ability to fly and most importantly birds are admired for the role they play in the ecosystem. Yes, birds contribute to the environment directly and indirectly. This is often called “Ecosystem Services”. Many ecologically important plants require pollination by birds, and some birds… via … Continue reading Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: July — National Geographic Society Newsroom

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Blue — National Geographic Society Newsroom

For many years, scientists have known of how the red or yellow colour of feathers is achieved. These colours come from pigments in food the birds eat, meaning that they are diet based. One of the challenges in avian colour has been to figure out how the #blue colour is achieved. Interestingly, it came to… via … Continue reading Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Blue — National Geographic Society Newsroom

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Waterbirds — National Geographic Society Newsroom

The term waterbird is used to refer to birds that live on or around water. Waterbirds are well adapted to their aquatic lives. They have feet functioning as paddles, and their feathers are made to be waterproof and air tight. Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme WaterBirds,… via … Continue reading Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Waterbirds — National Geographic Society Newsroom

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Interactions — National Geographic Society Newsroom

In nature there are many types of interactions; mutualism where both organisms benefit, competition where both organisms may be negatively affected, commensalism where one benefits and the other is not affected, competition where each organism is affected negatively, and predation/parasitism/herbivory where one species benefits and the other is negatively affected. Thanks to all the photographers… via … Continue reading Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Interactions — National Geographic Society Newsroom