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chick in umbrella tree

Eastern Koel chick ensconced in an umbrella tree.



I don’t need to rule the universe. I have my own small kingdom (my home) to rule. That’s enough work for my shoulders to bear. 287 more words

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Spring Building Boom

Spring creeps slowly up our valley and in the last  week we have had 70 mm of rainfall, which is not at all unusual, but yesterday the sun came out. 400 more words


Resident cuckoos and their host parents: A pictorial guide

The cuckoos are well known examples of brood parasites, birds that lay their eggs in the nest of of another bird species and relying on their host to raise the young. 902 more words

Singapore Avifauna

Biological fight: the case of artificial stimuli in behavior research

by Piter Kehoma Boll

The study of animal behavior is an important approach to understand several aspects on the ecology and the evolution of living beings, both from the analyzed animals themselves and the species with which they interact. 1,266 more words


Festa Della Liberazione and More in Beautiful Tuscany

Benvenuti to all My Lovely Loyal and New Followers

Last Saturday was a very important day for Italy as we were celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Allied Force’s final flushing out of the  German occupation.  531 more words

My Father The Assassin

I finally saw the owl

I finally saw the owl which has been keeping watch over us all winter. Although we’ve only heard it in the evening/night, I spotted it as we were heading out for the train in the morning. 155 more words