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Archaeologists Find Fossil of World's Largest Ever Flying Bird
Offbeat  (tags: pelagornis sandersi, archaeoligists, worlds largest, flying, bird, fossil )

Marie
- 19 days ago - descrier.co.uk
Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of an extinct giant bird, which is believed to have been the largest ever to take to the skies.
Bird Watcher's Dream Shots Gallery
Offbeat  (tags: animals, pictures, birds, nice, baby animal, bird, flaming, owl )

Zora
- 347 days ago - onebigphoto.com
Wonderful world of birds - flamingos, owls, mocking birds, and more. Enjoy!
Turkey: Israeli Bird Cleared of Spying Allegations and Released!
Offbeat  (tags: Turkey, funny, Israel, bird, spying, released, bizarre )

Giana
- 363 days ago - trutv.com
Authorities in Turkey have officially cleared a bird that they had detained amidst allegations that the little guy was spying for Israel. Strangely, this is not the first time they have examined a bird that they suspected of spying for the Israelis.
Condor Gets Loose At Hockey Arena During Bakersfield Condors Pre-Game (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: wildanimals, wildlife, condor, NHL, gets loose, confused, bird, mascot, video )

BarbKnigh
- 531 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Note to sports franchises: Bringing a live version of your team's mascot into the arena is not necessarily a good idea. This is especially true if your club's namesake is a wild animal, like a condor.
U.K. Dog Loses Tongue in Freak Encounter With Bird of Prey - National Dogs | Examiner.Com
Offbeat  (tags: bird, dog, animals, bizarre, odd, off-beat, pets, unusual, wildlife )

Dianne Ly
- 629 days ago - examiner.com
A Jack Russell terrier is alive, but missing his tongue, in Dundee, following a dramatic attack by a bird of prey.
The Wonder of Feathers
Offbeat  (tags: bird, feathers, color, wonder, insulation, keratin, flight )

Naoko
- 797 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
It is not just that birds have feathers, but the feathers form their bulk, weighing in at more than their skelton. Feathers provide color and crypsis, insulation and air-conditioning, streamlining, buoyancy and waterproofing;
FEATHERY FLIGHT
Offbeat  (tags: Bird, jungle fowl, found, Bangladesh )

Tarequl
- 1189 days ago - daily-sun.com
Carrying rainbow colours all over, a Red Jungle Fowl goes airborne sensing presence of a human in the vicinity. The fascinating bird was spotted at Burigoalini point of the Sundarbans recently.
Cuckoos Mimic Hawks to Scare Their Hosts
Offbeat  (tags: Bird, cuckoo, hawk, scare, nest )

Tarequl
- 1189 days ago - daily-sun.com
Cuckoos have evolved plumage patterns that give them a hawk-like appearance to scare the birds whose nests they invade, say scientists.
Globally Endangered Species Found in Tanguar Haor
Offbeat  (tags: Bird, pochard, found, Bangladesh )

Tarequl
- 1189 days ago - daily-sun.com
One Baer's Pochard, a globally endangered species, has been spotted in Tanguar Haor in Sunamganj by a survey team of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Cuckoo in Egg Pattern 'Arms Race'
Offbeat  (tags: Bird, Cuckoos, egg, brood )

Tarequl
- 1221 days ago - daily-sun.com
Cuckoos' egg forgery skills are increasingly being put to the test, as host birds evolve better defences, say scientists. These brood parasites, as they are called, are master deceivers - hiding their eggs in other species' nests.
MU Researcher Works To Save One Of The World's Most Endangered Birds
Offbeat  (tags: Bird, Kingfisher, endangered )

Tarequl
- 1221 days ago - us.mc394.mail.yahoo.com
The Tuamotu Kingfisher is a multicolored, tropical bird with bright blue feathers, a dusty orange head, and a bright green back.
'Oldest Bird in US' Raises Chick
Offbeat  (tags: Bird, albatross, oldest, spotted )

Tarequl
- 1230 days ago - daily-sun.com
The oldest known bird in the US, a Laysan albatross named Wisdom, has been spotted with a chick. This image of the bird with its newly-hatched chick was taken by US Geological Survey (USGS) scientists at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge ..
Bird Wakes Cat (Video)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, bird, cat, best friends forever, awe-factor, irrisistable video, goodnews )

BarbKnigh
- 1257 days ago - care2.com
You might think waking that waking a cat is a dangerous job for a bird, but that's not the case for these best friends.
A Rare Inhabitant of Hills
Offbeat  (tags: Bird, rare, beauty, inhabitant, hills, found )

Tarequl
- 1291 days ago - daily-sun.com
On our way to Remakri of Bandarban a very small andcolourful bird attracted our attention near Tindu (E 92˚20.973 N 21˚53.214). It was busy grabbing insects when it was done with chirruping. We were amazed by the beauty of the smart bird.
Kokako Discovery in New Zealand | BirdLife Community
Offbeat  (tags: Bird, Kokako, threatened, discovered )

Tarequl
- 1338 days ago - birdlife.org
Threatened North Island Kokako have been discovered nesting in Auckland's Waitakere Ranges for the first time in 80 years.
 

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