Category Archives: Aves

“Take Me To Your Leader”

Reason #1,823,457 why science is awesome.

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Aggressive Cranes

Observed at the National Zoo, Washington, D.C.:

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Curious Cassowary

Observed at the National Zoo, Washington, D.C.: Both eyes on me:

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Passenger Pigeons: Speculation on Humans and Ecological Release

There’s a review of A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction that’s worth reading. I’ll probably end up getting a copy of the book at some point, but, according to the review, the book doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Word of the Day: “Snarge”

Unbeknowst to me, snarge is the remains of birds that have crashed into airplanes. See there’s something for everyone to learn at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum genomics exhibit:

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A Parrot Without a Pirate

I’m glad to see our avian friends in Boston are challenging stereotypes: (observed on Boylston Street, Back Bay) Said parrot seemed pretty happy to be out and about.

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Boston Is Addling the Geese

An ongoing, albeit minor problem (very minor) in Boston is the goose infestation. Actually, it’s not the geese, it’s the 1.5 lbs of goose shit that an adult goose produces daily. By June or July, many public places, including the … Continue reading

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