Birds Nests Photography
Photographer Sharon Beals uses photography as an art form, and as a way to chronicle what moves her heart and concerns her conscience from habitat restoration and plastic in the ocean, to the ecology ...
Flying with the fastest birds on the planet: Peregrine Falcon & Goshawk
BBC wildlife show Animal Camera placed tiny spy cameras on some of the fastest and most manoeuvrable birds on the planet, the peregrine falcon and the goshawk. The footage of a diving peregrine pullin...
Amazing Starling Flocks Are Flying Avalanches
To watch the uncanny synchronization of a starling flock in flight is to wonder if the birds aren’t actually a single entity, governed by something beyond the usual rules of biology. New research sugg...
This Bird Can Stay in Flight for Six Months Straight
A lightweight sensor attached to alpine swifts reveals that the small migratory birds can remain aloft for more than 200 days without touching down
The Beauty Of Bird Nests
Nature is filled with such fascinating animals that create everything from magnificently designed spiderwebs to mystifying cocoons. In particular, San Francis…
The Art of the Bird's Nest
The fragile architectural masterpieces of numerous bird species are the subject of Sharon Beals' latest photo series—now on display at the National Academy of Sciences Share/Bookmark
Parasitic Cuckoo Finches Use an Egg Overload to Evade Host Defenses
The more eggs a parasitic cuckoo finch lays in its host's nest, the more likely a discerning foster parent will accept the finch's young as its own
Bird nest
A bird nest is the spot in which a bird lays and incubates its eggs and raises its young. Although the term popularly refers to a specific structure made by the bird itself—such as the grassy cup nest...
Bird nest - Wikipedia
Gorget (bird)
A gorget is a patch of colored feathers found on the throat or upper breast of some species of birds. It is a feature found on many male hummingbirds, particularly those found in North America; these ...
Gorget (bird) - Wikipedia
Lek mating
A lek is an aggregation of males that gather to engage in competitive displays that may entice visiting females who are surveying prospective partners for copulation. Leks are commonly formed before o...
Lek mating - Wikipedia
Flight feather
Flight feathers (Pennae volatus) are the long, stiff, asymmetrically shaped, but symmetrically paired pennaceous feathers on the wings or tail of a bird; those on the wings are called remiges (singul...
Down feather
The down of birds is a layer of fine feathers found under the tougher exterior feathers. Very young birds are clad only in down. Powder down is a specialized type of down found only in a few groups o...
Down feather - Wikipedia
Bird house
A nest box, also spelled nestbox, is a man-made enclosure provided for animals to nest in. Nest boxes are most frequently utilized for birds, in which case they are also called birdhouses or a birdbo...
Bird house - Wikipedia
Debeaking
Debeaking, also called beak trimming, is the partial removal of the beak of poultry, especially layer hens and turkeys although it may also be performed on quail and ducks. Most commonly, the beak is ...
Debeaking - Wikipedia
Beale Park
Beale Wildlife Park and Gardens is situated by the River Thames, between the villages of Pangbourne and Lower Basildon in Berkshire, England. It has three main areas of attraction: collections of smal...
Beale Park - Wikipedia
Birdcage
A birdcage (or bird cage) is a cage designed to house birds as pets.Antique (or antique-style) birdcages are often popular as collectors' items or as household decor but most are not suitable for hous...
Birdcage - Wikipedia
Wattle (anatomy)
A wattle is a fleshy caruncle hanging from various parts of the head or neck in several groups of birds, mammals and other animals. A caruncle is defined as 'A small, fleshy excrescence that is a nor...
Wattle (anatomy) - Wikipedia
Alula
The alula, or bastard wing, (plural alulae) is a small projection on the anterior edge of the wing of modern birds and a few non avian dinosaurs. The word is Latin and means "winglet"; it is the dimi...
Alula - Wikipedia
Rookery
A rookery is a colony of breeding animals, generally birds. A rook is a Northern European and Central Asian member of the crow family, which nest in prominent colonies (multiple nests) at the tops of...
Rookery - Wikipedia
Gleaning (birds)
Gleaning is a term for a feeding strategy by birds in which they catch invertebrate prey, mainly arthropods, by plucking them from foliage or the ground, from crevices such as rock faces and under the...
Gleaning (birds) - Wikipedia
Rictal bristle
The beak, bill, or rostrum is an external anatomical structure of birds which is used for eating and for grooming, manipulating objects, killing prey, fighting, probing for food, courtship and feeding...
Rictal bristle - Wikipedia
Striped Cuckoo
The striped cuckoo (Tapera naevia) is a near-passerine bird, the only member of the genus Tapera. This resident cuckoo is found from Mexico and Trinidad south to Bolivia and Argentina.The striped cuck...
Striped Cuckoo - Wikipedia
Rossitten Bird Observatory
The Rossitten Bird Observatory (Vogelwarte Rossitten in German) was the world's first ornithological observatory. It was sited at Rossitten, East Prussia (now Rybachy, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia), on ...
Rossitten Bird Observatory - Wikipedia
Sort sol (bird flock)
Sort sol is a nature phenomenon in the marshlands in southwestern Jutland, Denmark, in particular the marsh near Tønder and Ribe. Very large numbers of migrational starlings gather there in spring an...
Sort sol (bird flock) - Wikipedia
Amazing Starling Flocks Are Flying Avalanches
To watch the uncanny synchronization of a starling flock in flight is to wonder if the birds aren’t actually a single entity, governed by something beyond the usual rules of biology. New research sugg...
Aviary
An aviary is a large enclosure for confining birds. Unlike cages, aviaries allow birds a larger living space where they can fly; hence, aviaries are also sometimes known as flight cages. Aviaries oft...
Aviary - Wikipedia
Parasitic Cuckoo Finches Use an Egg Overload to Evade Host Defenses
The more eggs a parasitic cuckoo finch lays in its host's nest, the more likely a discerning foster parent will accept the finch's young as its own
Helpers at the nest
Helpers at the nest is a term used in behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology to describe a social structure in which juveniles and sexually mature adolescents of either one or both sexes, remain...