Wading birds: shorebirds with unusual social structures,Waders like wet conditions. They look for insects and other creepy-crawlies in the damp earth. Some species, such as the Mexican snowy plover or the ruff have developed fascinating behavioural patterns. Clemens Küpper and his working group at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen is conducting long-terms studies of the social behaviour of these birds. Here, the issue of biodiversity is central, since like many groups of bird species, the numbers of wading birds are in dramatic decline.
What's the deal with birds? This magnificent scientific paper examines.Birds are weird. Everyone knows it, but no one has investigated it. Until now. On Tuesday, Dan Baldassarre, an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Oswego, announced that his research paper answering 'What's the Deal with Birds?' had been published in the Scientific Journal of Research & Reviews. It breaks down three different types of birds by their weirdness, though its...1
A Loon Stabbing a Bald Eagle Through the Heart Is Probably a MetaphorNature is healing, and it’s just as murderous and bloodthirsty as ever. Today, let’s discuss a common loon who killed a bald eagle by stabbing it straight through the heart. If this is a metaphor, it seems a little heavy-handed.
A new report says 50 billion years of evolution is being threatened by stupid humansBillions of years of evolutionary history are at risk of destruction due to the expansion of human activity, according to researchers with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). This history has been the driving force behind some of Earth's most…
More Than 11,000 Birds Fall Dead From Montana SkyA lake in Montana, US, bore witness to death on a biblical scale after thousands of birds fell to the ground. The Big Lake Wildlife Management Area west of Molt was covered in carcasses and injured birds after a devastating hailstorm at the weekend (August 17/18). As residents in the area recovered from the ‘baseball-sized …7