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Earth-Willow Tit: Tiny Bird Brought Back From the Brink
Offbeat  (tags: Bird, Willow Tits, British Wildlife, UK )

Ray
- 45 days ago - bbc.com
Tiny, fluffy, with a distinctive black-brown hood, willow tits are among the UK's most appealing birds, but numbers have plummeted by around 80% over the past 50 years.
Bird With A Baby Bump Photographed In Flight For The First Time
Offbeat  (tags: bird, news, odd, off-beat, pictures )

JeanisAWA
- 88 days ago - thedodo.com
Researchers studying one of the world's rarest seabirds have captured what is believed to be the first photo ever taken of a bird in flight with an egg inside her visibly protruding in the form of a little baby bird bump.
Escaped Bird Out Smarts 5 State Troopers
Offbeat  (tags: animal, bird, rhea, state troopers, Indiana )

Stephen
- 90 days ago - wishtv.com
A 5-foot tall bird sent Indiana State Police on a chase on U.S. 24, Monday morning as they tried to apprehend it. Four lanes of U.S. 24 were closed after motorists reported seeing a bird running in the road.
Missing US Parrot Ditches English to Switch to Spanish
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Bird, Accent, USA )

Ray
- 103 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Four years after disappearing, a pet parrot has returned home in Torrance, California, having ditched his British accent and switched to Spanish.
Moth Disguised as Bird Surprises
Offbeat  (tags: moths, bird, hummingbird clearwing, animals, environment, interesting, photos, society, wildlife )

Lone
- 176 days ago - beachmetro.com
Hummingbird clearwing moths have a wingspan of about 4-5.5 cm. Their wings are mostly clear, with reddish-brown borders and veins.
Bird Watcher's Dream Shots Gallery
Offbeat  (tags: animals, pictures, birds, nice, baby animal, bird, flaming, owl )

Zora
- 528 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
- 544 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 )

Barb
- 712 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
- 811 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
- 978 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
- 1370 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
- 1370 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
- 1370 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
- 1402 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
- 1402 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.
 

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