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The Names of Bird Groups

Have you ever tried to describe a group of birds but couldn’t find a more original term that simply  “a flock”? Yup, it’s the same tired, old vocabulary used by everyone else. Well, there’s hope for those of you who want to stand out from...

Hollywood Goes to the Birds

Hollywood is the place where accuracy goes to die. And this is certainly evident with anything related to science or bird biology; neither field gets much respect from the movie-making bigwigs in Tinseltown. The world of birds is certainly no exception as directors,...

The Official State Birds in the U.S.A.

Alabama State Bird: Yellowhammer (Northern Flicker) Scientific Name: Colaptes auratus Date Adopted by the State: September 6, 1927 This bird, whose correct name is the Northern Flicker, is member of the woodpecker family. It got its colloquial name from the way it...

Some Trivia About Birds

Here are some miscellaneous tidbits of trivia about birds. Songs & Calls Most songs sung per unit time: a Red-eyed Vireo, which sang 22,197 songs in the space of 10 hours. Most talkative bird: an African Gray Parrot, who had a vocabulary of 800 words. Greatest...
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