Birds

October 16, 2020

Animators Create Dancing Pigeon Strutting Along the Street in Fun Music Video

There are certain songs you can’t help but dance to, and “Who Dat” by Emmit Fenn is one of them. But it’s not just people that will want to move to the funky club tune. The accompanying music video features a street pigeon that coolly bops along to the beat as it walks down the street. Fenn wrote the song after he came across a real-life pigeon on the streets of NYC.

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September 10, 2020

Underwater Video Captures the Unusual Way Flamingos Eat

Have you ever wondered how flamingos eat with their curved bills? The San Diego Zoo is educating the public on flamingo feeding habits with a new video showing the brilliantly pink birds feeding underwater. The video was taken at the birds' mealtime by an underwater camera placed inside the zoo's flamingo feeding pool. In the video, the birds dip their hooked bills to skim the bottom.

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August 27, 2020

Spectacular Winners of the Bird Photographer of the Year 2020 Contest

For the fifth year, conservation charity Birds on the Brink has hosted the Bird Photographer of the Year competition. Wildlife photographers from around the world submitted their best images of our feathered friends across several different categories. In the end, Kuwaiti photographer Majed AlZa’abi took home the top prize and was awarded £5,000. AlZa'abi nabbed the win for his artistic portrait of European shags on the Norwegian island of Vardø.

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July 3, 2020

Adorable “Strawberry Finches” Plumage Turns as Bright as Berry to Find a Mate

Hopping across the grasslands and fields of tropical Asia, the strawberry finch is a delightfully small bird that takes on spectacular plumage during its breeding season. It's also known as the red munia or red avadavat, and their original populations are spread across Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Pakistan. Now, they can also be found in parts of southeast Asia and several introduced populations flourish in the tropical climates of Hawaii, Fiji, and Malaysia.

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