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Birds aren’t real – The Black-tailed Trogon
Birdnews
By / January 24, 2024

Birds aren’t real – The Black-tailed Trogon

I recently found out that on this planet of ours there exist people, actual living, walking, breathing people, who claim...

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Vacancy
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By / January 23, 2024

Vacancy

A lot of art created via AI is truly awful – see the example above. I used a free version...

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Birding Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo
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By / January 22, 2024

Birding Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

John Whitehead (1860-1899) was a British explorer who once a year starting in 1885 tried to climb Mount Kinabalu and...

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Birding – An Extreme Sport
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By / January 20, 2024

Birding – An Extreme Sport

In his book Tales of a Tribe, author Mark Cocker describes an unfortunate event befalling a friend. One night while...

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Fur and Fangs rather than Feathers and Beaks
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By / January 19, 2024

Fur and Fangs rather than Feathers and Beaks

Memorable encounters with Mammals Part II It’s generally reckoned that there are more deer in Britain today than there were...

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Rare, but Resilient
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By / January 18, 2024

Rare, but Resilient

The word “endemic” has always seemed rather vague to me. Oxford Languages offers this definition: 2. (of a plant or...

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Familiar Faces in Guyana
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By / January 17, 2024

Familiar Faces in Guyana

Ardent readers of this blog would realise by now that I have been chronicling a few days spent in Guyana...

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Varied Tit in Shanghai
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By / January 15, 2024

Varied Tit in Shanghai

The Varied Tit is a rare species in Shanghai – this was the first time I ever saw one, even...

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Winter Birding in Maastricht
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By / January 13, 2024

Winter Birding in Maastricht

While I have visited a few birding sites around the Netherlands during the course of my Bachelor studies, I did...

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Fur and Fangs rather than Feathers and Beaks
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By / January 12, 2024

Fur and Fangs rather than Feathers and Beaks

Memorable encounters with Mammals: Part I Most birdwatchers enjoy seeing mammals, but the trouble with mammals is that they tend...

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