Spring is a time for renewal…days are getting longer, flowers are blooming, birds are pairing up and nesting is underway! Soon, eggs will hatch and young will start following their parents around, while attempting to dodge many potential hazards close … Read more
Great Blue Heron by: Phil Robertson
Thanks to specially shaped neck vertebrae, Great Blue Herons can curl their neck into an S shape for a more aerodynamic flight profile and to quickly strike prey at a distance.
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The California Quail is a handsome, round soccer ball of a bird with a rich gray breast, intricately scaled under parts, and a curious, forward-drooping head plume. Its stiffly accented Chi-ca-go call is a common sound of the chaparral and … Read more
Dashing through vegetation to catch birds is a dangerous lifestyle. In a study of more than 300 Cooper’s Hawk skeletons, 23 percent showed old, healed-over fractures in the bones of the chest, especially of the furcula, … Read more
The largest flying bird in North America, the California Condor is one of the most endangered birds in the world. Rarely flapping, except during takeoff and landing, it is a superb glider that covers enormous distances each day.
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