[Tweeters] birds in the news, mystery birds, basketball playing parrots, parrots international, free books (links)

Devorah Bennu birdologist at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 31 12:31:55 PDT 2009


hello everyone,

This week's issue of Birds in the News is now available for your reading pleasure. This issue features a gorgeous photograph of a Sandwich Tern, Sterna sandvicensis, photographed at the Bolivar Ferry, Texas, courtesy of Joseph Kennedy;

http://bit.ly/2IdeyT

today's mystery bird is probably not too difficult to ID, although the camera angle -- which is roughly the same as what most people see this brid from -- might make it somewhat challenging;

http://bit.ly/moIuU

the most recently demystified mystery bird is a Common Bulbul, Pycnonotus barbatus, also known as a "pepperbird" (and known by a suite of other common names). this widespread African bird has been the subject of taxonomic confusion so it might yield some "splits" in the future -- good for those birders among of you who keep careful records and/or photographs of your life birds;

http://bit.ly/nAK8R

Parrots International, a conservation organization, has released their official position statement regarding the proposal to add 14 species of parrots to the US endangered species list. It makes very interesting reading;

http://bit.ly/3kr9yu

speaking of parrots, i couldn't resist sharing this amazing video of four basketball-playing parrots (they play 1-on-1 and 2-on-2 games). this video is a brilliant example of the results one gets when they are patient and dedicated when training their parrots;

http://bit.ly/BvN6F

i also have been giving away books to my blog readers. these books are all new or nearly new and include extra review copies, advance reading copies, and uncorrected proofs of a huge numbers of science, nature and bird books. i post a list of ten or so books every few days, so be sure to check in if you are interested in adding to your own book collections.

cheers,

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