Tagged: rare birds

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The Wandering Albatross

The BBC’s Blue Planet series never ceases to amaze and is always an attention grabber. A recent episode highlighted the wonderful wandering albatross. But these beautiful birds have experienced a serious decline in numbers...

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The Rare Bird That Never Existed

The Liberian Greenbul was an exceptionally rare songbird. So rare, indeed, that there was just one deceased specimen for scientists to study. The bird was first spotted in a West African forest 25 years...

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Surprising New Evidence of Rare Bird Discovered

It must be incredibly frustrating when you are sure that a species exists but you can never manage to catch a glimpse of it. That’s exactly the problem which has plagued scientists in Australia...

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The Caviar of Birds

Considered to be the ultimate delicacy or the caviar of birds in France, the Ortolan has been a controversial creature for more than two decades. In 1999 the Ortolan became a protected species but...

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Rare Starling Spotted in Ipswich

Sometimes dedicated birdwatchers who feed the birds in their garden get the reward they deserve! A very rare rose-coloured starling has been spotted in an Ipswich garden by keen twitcher Rosie Forest. So, Rosie...

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Black Swans

The vast majority of swans which you may see in the British countryside are white. The beautiful white mute swan is a common site but you may also stumble across a black swan. The...

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The Exotic Pet Trade

Exotic birds and reptiles are fascinating creatures and many people across the globe love to keep and collect them. These animals have become valuable commodities as a result and so in spite of the...

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The Law and Egg Collecting

Illegal Egg Collections If you have a bird house or bird houses in your garden, the one thing you absolutely must not do is collect any eggs which are laid in them. You will...