Category Archives: Aves

A Public Health Question About the Bird Influenza Epidemic

You might not be aware of a massive bird flu epidemic ripping its way across the U.S.: Iowa, where one in every five eggs consumed in the country is laid, has been the hardest hit: More than 40 percent of … Continue reading

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Why Did the Ostrich Cross the Road?

I have no idea, but this video has been cracking me up to no end:

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“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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