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Brazilian scientists have discovered a near-intact fossilized bird egg — the country’s first — in Sao Paulo State. Compared to the abundance of eggs from non-avian dinosaurs, finds of complete eggs from Mezosoic birds are relatively scarce. 

(via Fossilized bird egg offers clues to Brazil’s prehistoric past — ScienceDaily)

Brazilian scientists have discovered a near-intact fossilized bird egg — the country’s first — in Sao Paulo State. Compared to the abundance of eggs from non-avian dinosaurs, finds of complete eggs from Mezosoic birds are relatively scarce.

(via Fossilized bird egg offers clues to Brazil’s prehistoric past — ScienceDaily)

Wednesday October 15th // Filed under: science, ornithology, nature, birds, aves, brazil,
dendroica:

Savannah Sparrow in Wyoming Big Sagebrush Seedskadee NWR 01 by USFWS Mountain Prairie on Flickr.

Wyoming big sagebrush provides habitat for a number of species of sparrows. This savannah sparrow was sunning itself on sagebrush on Seedskadee NWR.
Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS

dendroica:

Savannah Sparrow in Wyoming Big Sagebrush Seedskadee NWR 01 by USFWS Mountain Prairie on Flickr.

Wyoming big sagebrush provides habitat for a number of species of sparrows. This savannah sparrow was sunning itself on sagebrush on Seedskadee NWR.

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS

Friday October 3rd // Filed under: birds,
emuwren:

The Velvet Purple - Boissonneaua jardini, is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in humid foothill forest on the West Andean slope in western Colombia and north-western Ecuador.
Photo by Bill Holsten.

emuwren:

The Velvet Purple - Boissonneaua jardini, is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in humid foothill forest on the West Andean slope in western Colombia and north-western Ecuador.

Photo by Bill Holsten.

Friday August 8th //
libutron:

Pompadour cotinga (male)
As in many birds species, this male of Pompadour cotinga, Xipholena punicea (Passeriformes - Cotingidae), is more showy than the female. While males are shining crimson with white, females are duller, brown-grey. 
And while the females care alone for the eggs and young, the handsome males will mate with several females…. such is the nature.
This species occurs in South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela).
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Anselmo d’Affonseca
Locality: Near Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

libutron:

Pompadour cotinga (male)

As in many birds species, this male of Pompadour cotinga, Xipholena punicea (Passeriformes - Cotingidae), is more showy than the female. While males are shining crimson with white, females are duller, brown-grey. 

And while the females care alone for the eggs and young, the handsome males will mate with several females…. such is the nature.

This species occurs in South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela).

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Anselmo d’Affonseca

Locality: Near Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

(via dendroica)

Wednesday July 23rd //
fairy-wren:

Black Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata) male with chick, South Korea
photo by Young Sung Bae

What an amazing photo!

fairy-wren:

Black Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata) male with chick, South Korea

photo by Young Sung Bae

What an amazing photo!

(via dendroica)

Friday July 18th //
debunkshy:

#brown thrasher
#stones #wi

debunkshy:

#brown thrasher

#stones #wi

(via dendroica)

Tuesday July 8th //
#@!&$%!  Empidonax flycatchers

(via bird and moon)

Banding them is even worse — species is always “Traills” Flycatcher.

#@!&$%! Empidonax flycatchers

(via bird and moon)

Banding them is even worse — species is always “Traills” Flycatcher.

Thursday June 19th // Filed under: birds, birding, animals, outdoors, comics, bird and moon, tyrannidae, funny, flycatchers,