Wisdom is known to be at least 68 years old and nests each year at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. She survived a tsunami and is believed to have laid nearly 40 eggs over her life. (Image credit: Madalyn Riley/USFWS Volunteer/Flickr)

via Wisdom The Albatross, World’s Oldest Wild Bird, Lays Another Egg — News : NPR

Wisdom The Albatross, World’s Oldest Wild Bird, Lays Another Egg — News : NPR

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Australia has several Cockatoos, but my favourite has to be the Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo (Cacatua leadbeateri). It’s not seen as far south as my state of Victoria, but Melbourne Zoo has a very handsome ‘Cockie’, so I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph it several times on my many zoo visits over the years. It’s found […]

via MAJOR MITCHELL’S COCKATOO (Cacatua leadbeateri) — LIVING WITH NATURE (in and around Melbourne, Australia)

MAJOR MITCHELL’S COCKATOO (Cacatua leadbeateri) — LIVING WITH NATURE (in and around Melbourne, Australia)

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This large, unmistakable, short-tailed parrot is only found in the far northern tip of tropical Queensland (Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and the Moluccas). It’s highly unusual in the parrot family for its extreme sexual dimorphism of the colours of the plumage; the male having mostly bright emerald-green feathers and the female mostly bright red and […]

via ECLECTUS PARROT (Eclectus roratus) — LIVING WITH NATURE (in and around Melbourne, Australia)

ECLECTUS PARROT (Eclectus roratus) — LIVING WITH NATURE (in and around Melbourne, Australia)

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Eastern Bluebird The Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) is a small thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands, and orchards. It is the state bird of Missouri and New York. This species measures 16–21 cm (6.3–8.3 in) long, spans 25–32 cm (9.8–12.6 in) across the wings, and weighs 27–34 g (0.95–1.20 oz). Eastern bluebirds are found east of the Rockies, southern Canada to the Gulf […]

via Bird’s ID – Eastern Bluebird — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Bird’s ID – Eastern Bluebird — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

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A Mountain Bluebird with a Killdeer behind forage for insects that thrive in the warm waters of a Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. The warm waters provide food for birds that have arrived early this year before the spring thaw.

via Mountain Bluebird — nature has no boss

Mountain Bluebird — nature has no boss

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Chilean Flamingo © HJ Ruiz – Avian101

via Photo Capture # 17 – Chilean Flamingo — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Photo Capture # 17 – Chilean Flamingo — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

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Black Skimmer The Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) is a tern-like seabird, one of three very similar birds species in the skimmer genus Rynchops in the gull family Laridae. It breeds in North and South America. Northern populations winter in the warmer waters of the Caribbean and the tropical and subtropical Pacific coasts, but the South […]

via Bird’s ID – Black Skimmer — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Bird’s ID – Black Skimmer — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

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Lots of migrants and wintering birds and dwindling crowds of humans make it a great day for the lagoon. Usually sunny, sometimes cool, with dolphins dancing in the waves. Forget those Thanksgiving table birds: see your birds here with us. Some of the great birds we’ve had in November are: Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Surf […]

via Malibu Lagoon Field Trips: Sunday, 25 November, 8:30 & 10am. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Malibu Lagoon Field Trips: Sunday, 25 November, 8:30 & 10am. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

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