birds

Every Bird Has A Dinosaur Moment Just Before Hatching

Every Bird Has A Dinosaur Moment Just Before Hatching

The bird pelvis is an example of terminal addition, a biological mechanism in which ancestral features continue to appear in an animal until late in its development.

The American Dipper

The American Dipper

American Dippers have a black cap, brownish-black back, and white underparts. They are also known as “water ouzels” or “water dippers” because they spend most of their time swimming underwater

Lava Gull

Lava Gull

Lava gulls are omnivores like most Larus gulls, generally scavenging or stealing from nests and from fishers, but will also catch fish, small crustaceans, and newly hatched lizards, iguanas, and turtles.

Swallow-tailed Gull

Swallow-tailed Gull

The Swallow-tailed gull (Creagus furcatus) is a nocturnal foraging seabird that breeds mostly in the Galapagos Islands; a few pairs nest on Malpelo Island off Colombia.

Glaucous-winged Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

The glaucous-winged gull is rarely found far from the ocean, and is a familiar sight from the western coast of Alaska to the coast of Washington.

Northwestern Crow

Northwestern Crow

The northwestern crow can be told apart from the American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) by its body size, which is about 10% smaller, and its smaller feet

Colors Of Hummingbirds Go 56% Beyond All Other Birds, Recent Research Finds

Colors Of Hummingbirds Go 56% Beyond All Other Birds, Recent Research Finds

Diversity of bird-visible colors of hummingbirds plumages outdoes the known diversity of colors found in the plumages of all other bird species combined

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Bald eagles aren‘t really bald; the name comes from an older meaning of the word, "white headed". An adult bird is brown with a white head and tail.

The Western Sandpiper

The Western Sandpiper

Estimates are that about 3 to 4 million individual Western Sandpiper birds exist worldwide. The number of Western Sandpipers has declined in censuses made annually during the spring migration

Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatchers often are heard before they are seen. Their loud whistling wheep-wheep is shrill and carries above the sound of the surf.