Compassionate Conservation is proposed as a “growing international movement that seeks to build the welfare of individual animals into conservation practice. Achieved by promoting change, acceptance and education to reduce intended or unintentional harm to wildlife”. Its core principals are built around the assertation that, in our quest to conserve vulnerable species, humans should refrain […]

via Compassionate Conservation or admirable ignorance? — James Common


New Bird-of-Paradise species?

This video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA says about itself: A new species? The Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise 16 April 2018 Sometimes a new species is hiding in plain sight…meet the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise. Learn more about how the distinct song, dance and courtship appearance of the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise confirms its […]

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Feds Propose Dropping Songbird From Endangered Species List…

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.- The Kirtland’s warbler, a colorful songbird that was nearly wiped out by habitat loss and a wily rival, has bounced back and is ready for removal from the endangered species list, federal officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed falling legal protections for the warbler but recognise efforts will […]

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Incredibly Rare Great Grey Owl!

This video from the USA says about itself: This hollow tree in Montana is home to great gray owls–an incredibly rare species that is the largest owl in North America. Watch live and learn more about this remarkable bird of prey on here. Related articles Golden-winged, blue-winged warblers in the USA American western grebes […]

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The thing about pursuing birds is that it takes you places you would otherwise not go. For example, a green patch in a random city park that I would otherwise never explore or a continent on the other side of the world. I’m not quite sure if I would’ve ever had the gumption or inspiration […]

via In Pursuit of Birds — Feathers & Flora


Pternistis capensis Cape Spurfowl, also known as Cape Francolin, inhabits areas of fynbos, heathland and semi-arid scrub, usually near a reliable water source, and also utilises nearby orchards, vineyards, cultivated fields, pastures and suburban parks and gardens. It has an omnivorous diet, feeding primarily on seeds, fallen fruits and berries and a wide variety of […]

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