Birds

October 9, 2021

Watch a Cockatiel Play Peekaboo With a Nest of Baby Birds

Cockatiels are known for being incredibly smart. They have great memories, can be taught to perform tricks, and they can even learn how to speak. Not only that, but some cockatiels love to play games. One particular bird in Bursa, Turkey, is so smart, that he’s managed to find a peculiar way to entertain himself and his sibling baby birds. He loves to play peekaboo!

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July 13, 2021

A Roadrunner Taking a Dust Bath Wins the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards

From nearly 2,500 entries, the top bird photographs were selected as winners of the 2021 Audubon Photography Awards. With participants from all 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces, the contest showed off the best of North American bird photography. Amateur photographer Carolina Fraser took home the Grand Prize for her delightful photo of a Greater Roadrunner.

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June 8, 2021

Brilliant Paper Sculptures of Nature’s Most Beautiful Birds and Butterflies

At first glance, these colorful creatures look like real, living birds and butterflies, but a closer look reveals that they’re actually crafted from paper. Colombia-born, Bristol-based artist Diana Beltrán Herrera has been sculpting wildlife from paper since 2012, and today she’s a master of her craft. She creates lifelike birds, butterflies, flowers, and more, complete with extraordinary detail and tangible texture.

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May 26, 2021

Scientists Discover How Many Wild Birds There Are on Earth

How many wild birds populate our planet Earth? Consider the pigeons you pass on your way to work, the songbirds that sing in your backyard, and the seagulls that flock to the beach. These common critters are only a few of the thousands of bird species to be found on Earth. Wherever you live, your avian neighbors will be different—yet integral—parts of your local ecosystem.

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