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Ornithology

You Won’t Believe How Long This Amazing Bird Can Stay Aloft

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 07.02.2016 | Science

The world's longest commercial airline flight covers more than 8,800 miles and lasts more than 17 hours. That's a dreadfully long time -- especially i...

There's A Reason This Lonely Bird Has Such Freaky Feathers

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Science

You don't have to be an ornithologist to know that red northern cardinals are male and brownish-gray ones are female. But what about a Cardinalis ...

Adorable 9-Year-Old Bird Lover Shows Off His Impressive Knowledge Of Ornithology

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents

This clip is part of HuffPost Live's "Tell Me Why" series, featuring young enthusiasts discussing the subjects they're passionate about -- from horror...

Painting Through Peru

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was up for the sunrise and climbed the Inca ruins with my paints. Words cannot adequately capture how truly spectacular this site is, and how amazing that they could build these structures in this inaccessible place.

Winging It in Spain's Bird Paradise (PHOTOS)

John Oseid | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
John Oseid

Locals used to "persecute" magnificent birds of prey, he explained, whereas "today it's a point of pride to say you have a Spanish imperial eagle on your land." Once down to 30 pairs, the species has rebounded to as many as three-hundred.

Science Meets Scripture in An Eye on the Sparrow by Sally Roth

Dan R. Fink | Posted 11.04.2013 | Home
Dan R. Fink

An Eye on the Sparrow is a friendly, entertaining and educational book for anyone interested in birds, the Bible or just nature in general. It's a fascinating cornucopia of science, birds, religion, geography and human beings.

Tiny Sensors Reveal Big Secret About Baby Owls

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 08.04.2013 | Science

Cute kittens may be an internet staple, but a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology is shifting the spotlight (if only briefly) to o...

If I See a Black Bird in My Backyard, How Do I Tell if It's a Crow, Blackbird, Grackle, or Raven?

Quora | Posted 09.14.2013 | Science
Quora

Crows and ravens are notably large for songbirds, larger than pigeons. Blackbirds and grackles are smaller than pigeons, as are starlings and cowbirds.

Sparrow Study Yields Surprise About Female Infidelity

| Posted 06.07.2012 | Science

By Sarah Fecht  | June 6, 2012 | Infidelity is easy to explain in males. By sleeping around, a guy can potentially impregnate more females a...

Extinction Rider Puts Us All in Danger

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives plans to pass an ill-conceived budget bill for the Interior Department that would paralyze our nation's programs for protecting imperiled plants and animals.

WATCH Bird Eats Bat: Great Tits Hunt Bats For Heads

New Scientist | Sanjida O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It sounds like the avian equivalent of an Ozzy Osbourne legend. Great tits have been discovered killing and eating bats by pecking their heads open....