Red-Crowned Parrot: From Native Habitats to Global Urban Aviaries

The Red-crowned Parrot is a medium-sized, mostly green parrot with a red forehead and crown; a rather typical species in the genus Amazona. Its historical range includes a…

Unveiling the Mystery of the Hudsonian Godwit: From Obscurity to Conservation Spotlight

The Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica), known in the past as the Ring-tailed Marlin or Goose-bird, is the least well known of the world’s four godwit species. With…

Resurrection of the Cherry-throated Tanager: A Tale of Rediscovery

The Cherry-throated Tanager was, until its dramatic rediscovery in 1998, a species shrouded in mystery. Prior to then, this arrestingly beautiful tanager, one of just two species…

Sexual Dimorphism in Cock-of-the-Rock Birds: A Visual Exploration of Vibrant Plumage Differences

ABOUT A large fan-like crest almost completely obscures a male cock-of-the-rock’s bill. The crest is formed by two rows of feathers that meet to form a semicircle. A…

The magnificent thunderbird. California condors are one of the largest flying birds. They are known for their enormous black wings, extraordinary eyesight, and an inquisitive and engaging intelligence

ABOUT The magnificent thunderbird. California condors are one of the largest flying birds. They are known for their enormous black wings, extraordinary eyesight, and an inquisitive and engaging…

Butterfly, Moth, and Skipper. They taste with their feet and have a suction tube for a mouth. Their eyes are made of 6,000 lenses and can see ultraviolet light.

Butterfly, Moth, and Skipper ABOUT They taste with their feet and have a suction tube for a mouth. Their eyes are made of 6,000 lenses and can see…

Named for the Greek goddess of knowledge and wisdom, Athena, whose trusty companion was an owl, the burrowing owl shows off its smarts by using some brilliant tactics to provide for and protect its offspring

ABOUT Named for the Greek goddess of knowledge and wisdom, Athena, whose trusty companion was an owl, the burrowing owl shows off its smarts by using some…

Some birds have stunning plumage, some birds have complicated mating dances, but bowerbirds are creative engineers! To attract females, the males build, decorate, and maintain elaborate structures—the avian equivalent of bachelor pads—called bowers.

ABOUT Extraordinary engineers. Some birds have stunning plumage, some birds have complicated mating dances, but bowerbirds are creative engineers! To attract females, the males build, decorate, and maintain…

Birds of paradise glisten like seldom glimpsed denizens of an Asiatic harem, who are clad in gold of many hues and dipped in the purple of dawn

Bird of Paradise (Bird) ABOUT “Birds of paradise glisten like seldom glimpsed denizens of an Asiatic harem, who are clad in gold of many hues and dipped in…

Birds of a feather. Bee-eaters have one of the most complex social systems of any birds

They are brightly colored, gregarious, and flamboyant. They are fast and fierce as a missile when it comes to securing a meal. And they can be deeply committed…