Birds: Evolution and Innovation in a Changing World
In this talk Prof. Edwards will celebrate the remarkable 100 million year history of birds and describe the imprint of ancient innovations, such as feathers and flights, on many aspects of avian biology, right down to their DNA. He will then describe how diverse environmental challenges, such as climate change, disease, toxic metals and urban noise, test the resilience of birds today.
Kori Bustard and Southern Carmine Bee-Eaters are apparently great friends
(Photo by Ken Havard and otbot.blogspot)
Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) | image by Fir0002
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My favorite birds are herons, ibises, spoonbills, vultures, hummingbirds, eagles, and all ducks.
Parrot caught singing “Let the Bodies Hit the Floor.”
I was so done when it whispered…I would shit bricks if I heard that when I got up to get a drink in the middle of the night…
“Let the bodies hit the….FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!!!”
Channeling the late Dave Williams of Drowning Pool. This is awesome.
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
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