[order] Passeriformes | [family] Hirundinidae | [latin] Atticora melanoleuca | [UK] Black-collared Swallow | [FR] Hirondelle des torrents | [DE] Halsbandschwalbe | [ES] Golondrina Acollarada | [IT] Rondine dal collare | [NL] Zwartkraagzwaluw Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Neochelidon melanoleuca Atticora melanoleuca SA se Amazonia Physical charateristics It …
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PoB staff news
If you hear a mourning-dove around your house, some one in the house will die unless you tie a knot into each corner of your apron. Then the mourning-dove will stop mourning and go away.
Dear visitor, we started two exciting new projects on PoB. Unique on the net we started posting Vintage plates and bird descriptions from the dawn of ornithology. Next to this we collected stories about birds in mythology, fables and folk lore. Many of these stories are founded in what is nowadays called ethno-ornithology. The next few months we will be publishing about 2000 new posts... The past months were quiet on the posting front, but frantic in research. Enjoy and help us by posting or commenting your own stories, fables or bird legends.
Chief editor PoB.
Buzzards never build a nest, because small birds say to them, "when the sun shines, what is the use of building a nest? Sun shine. When it rains, build when the rain stop." Dumb Buzzard never does build a nest.
A large francolin (Francolinus squamatus) calls loudly from low trees just about dusk in the evening, and again at about 4h in the morning, thus serving travellers as a sort of alarm-clock.
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- Low population immunity to new bird flu virus H7N9 in humans
- Insight into nesting behavior of dinosaurs: Both moms and dads helped with incubation, study finds
- Mum and dad dinosaurs shared the work
- The few men that understand the cries of the Raven
- How Guianan Indians change the color of the Macaw’s feathers
- The White Passenger Pigeon and the Old Man Wild Cat
- Red-necked Grebe defeats the Winter Spirit
- Leach’s Storm-petrel in Penobscot Folklore
- The Great Auk in Penobscot folklore
- The Loon in the folklore of the Penobscot and Micmac Indians
- How the Turtle got revenge on the Eagle
- Icelandic folklore about the assa, White-tailed Eagle
- How to learn to speak to language of birds
- The Magpie who wanted his tail back
- The Thousand-noted Nightingale and the King with three sons