Interesting Bird Fact -Researchers Discover Puffins Fluorescent Beaks

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 made the discovery back in…Read More

Arctic Tern

Hoopoe Eating Worm on Birding Plane

Hoopoe Eating Worm on Birding Plane

A male Lady Amherst's Pheasant

A male Lady Amherst's Pheasant

Pygmy Falcon

Pygmy Falcon (from

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A male Plum Coolured Starling (from

Interesting Bird Fact – Plum Coloured Starlings Traveling in Same-Gender Groups

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 they migrate from Southern to…Read More

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