Rare birds have lost their sense of direction


The northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita) is a migratory bird which favours barren and rocky habitats, usually those close to running water. It is a non-wading member of the Ibis family and is notable for its un-feathered face and long red bill which is curved. It breeds in colonies on cliff ledges and mountainsides and […]

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Eight bird species confirmed extinct


New analysis by BirdLife International indicates that eight further species of bird can be confirmed extinct or considered highly likely to be extinct. When you think about extinct birds it can be the dodo which first pops into your mind, but this bird’s demise was an historical event. Many species continue to become extinct and […]

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018