July 13 Postings
- Birder's World
reports that the Imperial Woopecker, world's largest woodpecker, may be extinct
- Birds being killed by
eating carcasses of euthanized animals."Species affected by accidental pentobarbital
poisoning include both bald and golden eagles, magpies
and ravens, California condors, vultures, several hawk species, wood storks, crows, and gulls."
Scavenging mammals are also at risk.
- It takes guts to migrate.
"The gut of a migratory bird is a really dynamic organ," McWilliams said. "In preparation for
migration, the gut increases in size tremendously over several days..."
- Darwin and the barnacle,
triggering a breakthrough.