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Daniel Klem - Wikipedia
I wrote a Wikipedia article on US ornithologist Daniel Klem Jr., famed for work on birds killed by window glass
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6 weeks ago by pigsonthewing
How ‘Feather Lady’ Roxie Laybourne Cracked the Deadly Problem of & Birds
Planes  birds  ornithology  birdstrike  from twitter_favs
11 weeks ago by Ianc
Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin | Necroaesthetics | 22.04.2016 - YouTube
This talk discusses cultural, colonial, economic, and environmental stories and histories to present a mediated history of the deanimated specimen of natural history. By focusing on the progressive scientific discovery of the birds of paradise Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin consider three specific moments: first, the groundbreaking role of British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace's 1850s bird collection; Second, Sir David Attenborough's first capture of birds of paradise on moving image in 1957 for his BBC nature documentary Zoo Quest; And, third, the high definition imagery produced in this current decade by nature photographer Tim Laman and ornithologist Ed Scholes in the context of the digitized database specimen. By moving among these examples, The presentation makes explicit the mediated history of deanimation, thus asking: can these collections of dead specimens and their various mediated specs be renegotiated through a materialist history of exhibition making? And, can such an approach facilitate and embody aesthetic and political commitments at odds with the modernist project of colonial science?
colonialism  ornithology  birds  natural_history  epistemology 
12 weeks ago by shannon_mattern
RT : Discovery of a new breeding site for the Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw
birds  ornithology  from twitter
march 2017 by kcarruthers
Biologically-inspired (birds!) drones.
drones  aero  engineering  biology  ornithology 
january 2017 by jalderman
Favorite: Jaseur Boréal - Bohemian waxwing - Bombycilla garrulus, by Maxime Legare-Vezina
IFTTT  Flickr  bird  oiseau  nature  wild  wildlife  animal  ornithology  fauna  faune  biodiversity  winter  hiver  canon 
december 2016 by pauljacobson
Favorite: Geai bleu - Blue jay - Cyanocitta cristata, by Maxime Legare-Vezina
IFTTT  Flickr  bird  oiseau  nature  canon  wild  wildlife  animal  fauna  ornithology  biodiversite  winter  hiver  snow  neige  quebec  canada 
december 2016 by pauljacobson
Bird Sounds
Machine learning aided visualization /cc @celesteramsay
birds  ornithology  machinelearning  google 
november 2016 by nelson
Red Wattlebird | BIRDS in BACKYARDS
The Red Wattlebird is a large, noisy honeyeater. The common name refers to the fleshy reddish wattle on the side of the neck. The plumage is grey-brown on the body, with prominent white streaks and yellow on the belly. The face is pale and the tail is long with a white-tip. Young Red Wattlebirds are duller than the adult and have a brown, rather than reddish, eye. The wattle is also very small and pale.

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The Red Wattlebird is among the largest of the Australian honeyeaters. In Tasmania it is replaced by the larger Yellow Wattlebird, Anthochaera paradoxa. This species is identified by its long, yellow wattle.
birds  ornithology  WesternAustralia  Perth 
november 2016 by coffeebucket
Singing Honeyeater | BIRDS in BACKYARDS
The Singing Honeyeater has a plain grey-brown upperbody, a distinctive black streak through the eye from the bill to the neck, bordered by a yellow streak below the eye grading into a white throat, and a white to grey underbody streaked dark grey-brown. There is a small, inconspicuous white ear-tuft, usually hidden by the yellow ear coverts (feathers). The bill is black and the eye is dark brown. Young birds are similar to adults, with a lighter forehead and crown and a narrower, duller face marking. This widely-distributed species is known for its pleasant voice and is usually seen in small noisy groups of five or six birds.

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Within its habitat, the Singing Honeyeater may be mistaken for the Purple-gaped Honeyeater, L. cratitius, or the Grey-headed Honeyeater, L. keartlandi. It differs from the former by having a longer black face streak, white on its throat and chest, and streaked underparts. It differs from the latter by being larger and having white on its face and no obvious yellow plume at the end of its face mask. Two other species that share the Singing Honeyeater's black, yellow and white face markings do not share its habitat or range: the Mangrove Honeyeater, L. fasciogularis, and the Varied Honeyeater, L. versicolor.
birds  ornithology  WesternAustralia  Perth 
november 2016 by coffeebucket
Little Wattlebird | BIRDS in BACKYARDS
The Little Wattlebird is a medium to large honeyeater, but is the smallest of the wattlebirds. It is mostly dark grey-brown above, with faint white shafts on each of the feathers. The underparts are grey and are heavily streaked with white. The streaks are finer around the throat, becoming more blotched on the sides of the belly. In flight, there is a large rufous patch in the wings. The eye is blue-grey. Birds of Western Australia have a red eye and a silver patch on the side of the throat; these are sometimes regarded as a different species. The sexes are similar. Young Little Wattlebirds resemble the adults, but are duller, have less streaking and a have a browner eye.

Similar species: 
The larger Red Wattlebird, Anthochaera carunculata, has a yellow belly patch, red wattles on its cheeks and lacks rufous in the wings. Only one other wattlebird species is found in Australia, the Yellow Wattlebird, A. paradoxa, of Tasmania. It is the largest of the three wattlebirds, and indeed the largest of Australia's honeyeaters. It has large yellow wattles hanging from the cheeks.
birds  ornithology  WesternAustralia  Perth 
november 2016 by coffeebucket

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