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Magpies Recognize Individual Humans

Magpies Recognize Individual Humans

Recent research that some birds can recognise  individual humans has been further confirmed by simple experiments on Magpies in  South Korea. Scientists from Seoul National University were  performing an annual breeding survey of Magpies around the college campus, when  they noticed that the birds seemed to mob and scold only the two members of the ...
Gurney's Pitta Closer to Extinction

Gurney’s Pitta Closer to Extinction

Despite its relatively recent rediscovery in Thailand, Gurney’s Pitta is drawing ever closer to real extinction. The refinding of Gurney’s Pitta 25 years ago yesterday (June 14) brought hope for a beautiful bird feared extinct for over three decades. But the bird’s future still hangs in the balance, as destruction of lowland forest has reduced...
Attract Birds in Your Bacyard

Attract Birds in Your Bacyard

Plants with seeds, fruit and/or nectar ramp up your garden’s attractiveness to birds. Get started with 10 easy-to-grow annuals and perennials: ANNUALS Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta and hybrids) Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus) Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana) Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Zinnia (Zinnia) PERENNIALS Beard tongue (Penstemon) Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea and hybrids) Foxglove (Digitalis) Milkweed (Asclepias) Salvia (Salvia) WHAT...
Duck Population Jumps Up By 11 Percent

Duck Population Jumps Up By 11 Percent

Good conditions in key breeding areas pushed duck populations up an estimated 11  percent from last year and well above the long-term average. The preliminary estimate of the total duck population from the traditional  survey area – north-central United States, south-central and northern Canada,  and Alaska – was 45.6 million birds, said the U.S. Fish...
New Book on Bird Guide for Ghana

New Book on Bird Guide for Ghana

A book on bird guide for Ghana was on Friday launched with a call on the public to preserve birds. The 352-page book titled “Birds of Ghana” is aimed at educating the public on the need to desist from harming domestic birds that can source of tourism and attract investors. The book contains local names...
Birds of India

Birds of India

It’s an intriguing sight to see a miffed male ostrich having a go at its keeper. A little scary, as well, to watch as the full-grown man scales a six-foot fence to escape the wrath of a flightless bird. Though capable of killing a man with just one blow, the ostriches at the Livestock Research...