Up there! A pretty little bird gliding majestically through the sky, encapsulating the beauty of natu -- oh wait. It's a high-tech surveillance drone.
A range of important activities are also undertaken within Australia to conserve migratory bird populations and their habitats. These activities have largely focused on waterbirds, mostly shorebirds and seabirds; because their tendancy to aggregate in flocks in coastal areas makes them particularly vulnerable to disturbance and predation. Wetland habitat loss and degradation is a significant threat to migratory waterbirds, and the conservation of important sites both within Australia and along their migration routes is essential to their survival.
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No list of flightless birds would be complete without the penguin. All 18 species of penguin are unable to fly, and are in fact better built for swimming and diving, which they spend the majority of their time doing. Their short legs and stocky build give them a distinctive waddling walk.
All rights reserved. The pound kilogram dinosaur probably ate a variety of vegetation, small animals, and eggs. A newly discovered dinosaur species that paleontologists have dubbed the "chicken from hell" is among the largest feathered dinosaurs ever found in North America.
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Female songbirds sing! Yet their songs are under-represented in recording collections. Help make their voices heard by recording female songs in your own backyard or on your next recording trip.
Asian-origin avian influenza AI viruses are spread in part by migratory birds. In Alaska, diverse avian hosts from Asia and the Americas overlap in a region of intercontinental avifaunal mixing. This region is hypothesized to be a zone of Asia-to-America virus transfer because birds there can mingle in waters contaminated by wild-bird—origin AI viruses.
Metrics details. Although Southeast Asia has the highest rates of deforestation and projected species loss, and is currently undergoing an explosive growth in road infrastructure, there have been few studies of the effects of forest edges on avian communities in this region. We examined avian community structure in a dry evergreen forest in northeastern Thailand adjacent to a five-lane highway.
This is not only a huge geographical area, but has a range of habitats extending from deserts to rainforest, and from the world's highest mountains to coastal mangrove swamps. These factors, coupled with the tropical climate, result in a large numbers of bird species, some As would be expected in the tropics, most of these, more than 1, species, are resident within the South Asia.