Researchers Discover Puffins Have Fluorescent Beaks That Glow Under UV Light

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Puffins are known for digging burrows and mating for life (just like the Egyptian Goose) but a recent discovery has made the seabird seem even more unique. British ornithologist, Jamie Dunning, found that the beaks of Atlantic puffins are fluorescent and glow a bright blue when placed under an ultraviolet light. Dunning […]

Fast Fact #7: The Far Traveling Arctic Tern

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Arctic Terns have the longest (in distance) yearly migration of any animal in the world. They travel from the Arctic, where they breed, all the way to Antarctica and back. Literally from one end of the world to the other! They cover a distance of a minimum of 44,000 miles […]

A male Lady Amherst's Pheasant

Fast Fact Friday #5: The Most Colourful Bird in the World (Video)

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The Lady Amherst pheasant is found in the desolate mountain regions of China and Tibet, but has also been introduced into England. The male is considered to be one of the most colorful birds in the world. The name commemorates Sarah Countess Amherst, wife of William Pitt Amherst, Governor General […]

Plum Coolured Starling or Violet-Backed Starling from treknature.com

Fast Fact #3: Plum Coloured Starlings Traveling in Same-Gender Groups

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The Plum-coloured Starlings (also known as Violet-backed Starlings) have a marked difference between the the sexes. The Male is a bright, eye catching plum/violet colour whereas the female is a much plainer tawny brown.  After breeding (which usually occurs between late February and April) the sexes form separate, nomadic flocks as […]