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Una travesía transoceánica en barco de NUEVE búhos nivales.

Además, muchos lemings, "invasiones" en USA, citas en Europa, más viajes en barco o crisis climática. Todo lo que querías saber sobre los búhos nivales y no te atreviste a preguntar. #hilo

#birds #birding #birdwatching
Tras la aparición de tres búhos nivales en el norte de España, algo insólito, surgen muchas preguntas acerca de su procedencia y futuro. Para ayudar a resolverlas debemos conocer aspectos importantes de su historia natural, remontándonos además años atrás.
"9 de diciembre de 2013. El carguero MSC Monterey transporta contenedores de Nueva York a Bremerhaven, Alemania. Se sitúa a 50 kilómetros al sur de Terranova y recibe la inesperada visita de nueve búhos nivales, dos machos y siete hembras, agotados."
Foto: Staatsbosbeheer
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At Chhapar, a sleepy village 4 hours from Jaipur, life for the birds is high energy and high stress. A constant battle for survival. This black-winged kite flew from a distant perch to come close to me. He was carrying a skink. Sequence follows.
#IndiAves #TwitterNatureCommunity
Choosing the safe perch of the moment.
Landing.
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Yesterday's got a leucistic Jungle Babbler @ Ayodhya #IndiAves
In leucistic birds, affected plumage lacks melanin pigment due to the cells responsible for melanin production being absent. #birdwatching #nature #BirdsSeenIn2021 #BBCWildlifePOTD @Avibase @ThePhotoHour
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This results in a white feathers, unless the normal plumage colour also comprises carotenoids (e.g. yellows), which remain unaffected by the condition. Although leucism is inherited, the extent and positioning of the white colouration
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can vary between adults and their young, and can also skip generations if leucistic genes are recessive.
The reduction of pigment in leucistic birds causes feathers to weaken and be more prone to wear.
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White-rumped Snowfinch (Onychostruthus taczanowskii) is one of the two species of Snowfinches that can be seen reliably in India only in the Tibetan Plateau region of North Sikkim, generally above 4500 meters (the other being Rufous-necked Snowfinch)
White-rumped Snowfinch associate very strongly with Black-lipped Pika or Plateau Pika , the most abundant mammal in this cold desert. Their burrows are used for nesting and also used for roosting, particularly by the juveniles.
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Here is a Ground Tit, alongside a yak dung pat, from the cold plateau around Gurudongmar, North Sikkim.
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#IndiAves #birds #nature #NaturePhotography #birdwatching #birding #Luv4Wilds #WaytoWild #WorldofWilds #IndiWild
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Dung of large herbivores, particularly that of Domestic Yak has an important place in the grassland ecology of this high plateau. Dungs increases the abundance of arthropods particularly the larvae of coleopteran beetles which are consumed by a number of species of birds.
Many birds are often found close to areas with an abundance of dung pats. Ground Tits have long and curved beaks to probe into the dung pats and the soil around it for insects.
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A Chinese ink and brush painting thread on the birds of the Indian Subcontinent... All the inkwork is by yours truly of course!
1. Sarus cranes, the tallest of the flying birds a symbol of marital fidelity
Chalat musafir moh Liya re pinjre wali muniya!..... More enchanting( mohifying) when free !
2. Red Avadavat or the Red Munia
My favouritest of the 'common birds' from the subcontinent , endearing chatterboxes😊
3. Red -whiskered Bulbul
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Kelli and I have been working toward 100 species of bird in every OR county. Birded Hood River County today and just barely broke 100 with the help of this Violent Green Swallow checking out their new digs. #birding
Looks pretty Pacific to me. Violet Green Swallow, damn you autocorrect!
Here's my map if you want to follow along.... not sure we will get it complete this year... ebird.org/profile/MTAwMT… (You may need an ebird login to see this)
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Rose ringed Parakeet ImageImageImage
Spotted necked Dove Image
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#PanajiTales - Since pandemic is not letting me travel, I walk around my city discovering something new every day. Starting this thread with Varada Ganapati temple in the #Panaji Mahalakshmi temple complex.
#travel #backyardtravel Image
Lanes of flower sellers in Panaji Municipal market.

#PanajiTales #panaji #travel Image
#3 Stone anchors from the ancient sites of Dwarka, Bet Dwarka & Somnath discovered during underwater excavations by NIO & now at their office in #Panaji . Remanants of the maritime history of India.

#PanajiTales #travel #Goa Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 7/08/2020-2

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The radical technologies to keep offices clear of coronavirus | Free to read | Financial Times

ft.com/content/c4de00…

#technologies #offices #radical #coronavirus
Evictions likely to skyrocket this summer as jobs remain scarce. Black renters will be hardest hit. - The Washington Post

washingtonpost.com/business/2020/… 

#jobs #renters #summer
The Metaverse Is Coming And It’s A Very Big Deal

forbes.com/sites/cathyhac… 

#metaverse
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Birding Diaries today . Pelicans from the Hamirsar Lake in Bhuj #birding #birdwatching #birdphotography
Birding Diaries today. The green bee-eaters are one of my favorites but when I started birdwatching I saw a few more varieties, like chestnut headed bee eater and blue bearded bee eater (love the name). These were photographed in Hampi and Anegundi. #birding #birdwatching
Birding Diaries.. the Asian fairy blue bird from Ganeshgudi . #birdwatching #birding
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A thread on Sunbirds of India.
1. Purple Rumped, 2. Crimson, 3. Purple and 4. The rarest - Olive backed, from andamans.
Show yours?

#sunbird #nature #india #natgeo #birdphotography #birding #wildlifephotography ImageImageImageImage
Some more sunbird pics from archives... ImageImageImageImage
@tweetsvirat we are still missing Gould's, Fire tailed, and Ruby cheeked sunbird in here.. help help...
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Visiting #LaReunion allowed for a very special adventure with my 8-month old son. We wanted to see one of the rarest birds in the world before it disappeared: the Reunion Cuckoo-shrike.

This is a thread about #birds, #birding, fatherhood, #biodiversity and #extinction ... 1/13
@Team_eBird @BirdLife_News @BirdWatchingMag @Natures_Voice @WildlifeMag @Britnatureguide @RareBirdAlertUK @extinctsymbol @BirdNoteRadio 2. What does #extinction mean? What does it feel like? How does our species internalise, let alone rationalise, the loss of another?

Perhaps, like the Universe itself, the #anthropocene sixth mass extinction is too big, too abstract, just too *much*, for us to absorb.
@Team_eBird @BirdLife_News @BirdWatchingMag @Natures_Voice @WildlifeMag @Britnatureguide @RareBirdAlertUK @extinctsymbol @BirdNoteRadio 3. So let's focus on just one species: a bird few have heard of, and fewer would likely think or care about. A type of cuckoo-shrike found only on #Reunion, the next-door island to my home in #Madagascar.

A bird from an island where avian extinctions have already occurred.
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It is the N. American songbird breeding season, AKA time for my annual #bird & #birding PSA:

Don’t kill #cowbird brood parasite eggs/nestlings! It is illegal and likely doing more harm to your birds than good. How? Behold, a mega-thread: 1/37

[all media mine unless indicated] One blue Dickcissel and one speckled cowbird egg in a nest
Before I start, know I’m going to be citing lots of academic articles that are likely behind a paywall. If you want to know more about the articles and can’t access them please DM me! Science should be available to everyone, but that is an argument for another time. 2/37
The Brown-headed Cowbird! A sharp-looking blackbird from North and Central America. Males have black bodies and chocolate-brown heads. Females are sleek and brown. They make fun bubbly noises. 3/37 allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown-he…
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Stoked to announce @ZooKeys_Journal published our @BatumiRaptors data paper! It explains how our #citizenscience project monitors the autumn #migration of >1.000.000 #raptors in the Eastern Black Sea Flyway, and how to use our #openaccess data @GBIF/@NLBIF! - 1/n

#ornithology
Many #raptors migrate primarily by thermal #soaring. To do so they travel by day and avoid high mtns and open sea. This leads to spectacular raptor aggregations in overland #flyways. One of the world´s largest raptor flyways occurs along the eastern Black Sea coast in SW Georgia.
The Eastern Black Sea Flyway has its narrowest point just north of #Batumi, where the coast and Lesser Caucasus form a clear "bottleneck". The mtns are not extremely high but present a significant barrier for #raptors on #migration due to low and dense cloud cover. @BatumiRaptors
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