Sam Crowe on July 16th, 2017

I found this article on the Black-capped Vireo and cowbird predation especially interesting as several years ago I had the opportunity to spend the day at Fort Hood in central Texas, where much of this study took place. The fine folks from the Nature Conservancy were studying both the Black-capped Vireo and Golden-cheeked Warbler and […]

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Sam Crowe on July 9th, 2017

Zoologists at the University of Cambridge filmed a group of Mallards hunting other birds on a reservoir in Romania. Two fledglings – a grey wagtail and a black redstart – were chased and swallowed when they landed in the water. Mallards normally feed on seeds, plants and insects. Small fish are occasionally on the menu […]

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Sam Crowe on July 4th, 2017

A new parrot species has been identified from the Yucatán Peninsula: The Blue-winged Amazon. I had no idea there were remote parts of the Yucatán Peninsula but apparently there are. The next time I make a trip to Cancun think I’ll wonder inland a little bit. In 2014, during a visit to one of the […]

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