httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJE6OUmVShw Uploaded by fl4m1n90d4nc3 This video is a Short excerpt from the NATURE program “Andes: The Dragon’s Back.” NATURE is produced by Thirteen/WNET New York for PBS. Absolutely great to watch. How the heck do they choose the right mate ?
Birds living around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear accident have 5% smaller brains, an effect directly linked to lingering background radiation. The finding comes from a study of 550 birds belonging to 48 different species living in the region, published in the journal PLoS One. Brain size was significantly smaller in yearlings compared with […]
ScienceDaily (July 22, 2011) â€” After collecting weathered crude oil from the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech have reported that only 8 to 9 percent coverage on the shells of fertilized mallard duck eggs resulted in a 50 […]
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) [order] Ciconiiformes | [family] Ardeidae | [latin] Nycticorax nycticorax | [UK] Black-crowned Night-Heron | [FR] Bihoreau gris | [DE] Nachtreiher | [ES] Martinete ComÃºn | [IT] Nitticora comune | [NL] Kwak Physical charateristics Black-crowned Night Heron is a stocky bird with large head, thick and short neck, and short legs. Adult […]
Black Caracara (Daptrius ater) [order] Falconiformes | [family] Falconidae | [latin] Daptrius ater | [UK] Black Caracara | [FR] Caracara noir | [DE] Gelbkehlkarakara | [ES] Caracara Negro | [IT] Caracara golagialla | [NL] Zwarte Caracara Physical charateristics All shiny black plumage with a bare red face skin. Throat is yellow skinned. White band across […]