Friday, September 19, 2014

Loose Feathers #461

Cinnamon Teal / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
Birds and birding
  • Monk Parakeets most likely arrived in New York City via the pet trade but have thrived in the urban outdoors.
  • A recent study found that captive Monk Parakeets usually group in pairs but also have complex interactions with other members of the larger flock.
  • One problem revealed in the State of the Birds report is that many birds of arid lands are in decline while birds that use wetlands have largely improved thanks to conservation.
  • Scientists are looking for members of the public to help document penguin behaviors by looking at images online at Penguin Watch.
Science and nature blogging
Environment and biodiversity