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Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry  ·  Evolutionary biologist/ornithologist & science writer/journalist. Writes for Forbes, Evolution Institute & BirdNote radio. Formerly: Guardian. Always: Ravenclaw
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A newly published study suggests that prehistoric indigenous people were the first aviculturists in North America, and their passion for their parrots may even have driven the development of their complex society  Have We Found The First Parrot Breeders In North America?

A newly published study suggests that prehistoric indigenous people were the first aviculturists in North America, and their passion for their parrots may even have driven the development of their complex society Have We Found The First Parrot Breeders In North America?

Birds perceive colors in categories just like humans do: a recent study shows that zebra finches perceive red or orange, even when reality is a shade somewhere in between  Songbirds Perceive Color Like People Do, about an elegant study by a team @DukeU, published by @nature

Birds perceive colors in categories just like humans do: a recent study shows that zebra finches perceive red or orange, even when reality is a shade somewhere in between Songbirds Perceive Color Like People Do, about an elegant study by a team @DukeU, published by @nature

A new study finds that bird species living on oceanic islands that rise from the ocean floor due to seismic or volcanic activity have larger brains than their closest mainland relatives. The study suggests the birds’ larger brains are the result of evolutionary processes that took place on islands rather than before colonization took place

The world's only alpine parrot species, the kea is endemic to New Zealand and hangs out in or near the southern beech forests of the South Island.

A new study finds that bird species living on oceanic islands that rise from the ocean floor due to seismic or volcanic activity have larger brains than their closest mainland relatives. The study suggests the birds’ larger brains are the result of evolutionary processes that took place on islands rather than before colonization took place, via @NatureComms  Brainier Birds Live On Islands #evolution #ecology #brain #ornithology #crows #parrots #intelligence

The world's only alpine parrot species, the kea is endemic to New Zealand and hangs out in or near the southern beech forests of the South Island.

The USFWS is continuing its commitment to conserve the critically endangered Puerto Rican Amazon parrot by providing $11 million in funding to support captive-breeding efforts  US Fish & Wildlife Provides Funding To Help Conserve The Puerto Rican Parrot

Cotorra Puertorriquena: Little over 35 parrots left in the wild, and 100 in captivity, the Puerto Rican Parrot is the critically endangered "state" bird of Puerto Rico.

Globally, birds are critically important for providing humans with valuable economic and ecosystem services by consuming billions of harmful crop-eating insects  Insectivorous Birds Annually Consume As Much Energy As Does New York City, by a team @UniBasel_en, @UUtah & University of Illinois at Chicago, via The Science of Nature journal / @SpringerNature  #birds #ornithology #food #forests #farming #climatechange

Globally, birds are critically important for providing humans with valuable economic and ecosystem services by consuming billions of harmful crop-eating insects Insectivorous Birds Annually Consume As Much Energy As Does New York City, by a team @UniBasel_en, @UUtah & University of Illinois at Chicago, via The Science of Nature journal / @SpringerNature #birds #ornithology #food #forests #farming #climatechange

In an unusual role reversal, one tiny invasive insect is controlling the species composition and architecture of a large community of forest birds along the East Coast of the United States

In an unusual role reversal, one tiny invasive insect is controlling the species composition and architecture of a large community of forest birds along the East Coast of the United States

What Makes Parrots So Intelligent?  Parrot brains are very similar to primate brains: parrots have a large region that acts as an information superhighway between the two main areas of the brain

In this story shared by a customer of mine who we have groomed a beautiful and sweet African grey parrot (CAG) for years and we would talk gently to the bird

Parrots use the same molecules to create magenta, red, orange and yellow plumage, but these molecules create different colors based on how they are physically arranged inside the feather structure

Parrots use the same molecules to create magenta, red, orange and yellow plumage, but these molecules create different colors based on how they are physically arranged inside the feather structure

Why Don't Birds Have Teeth?   Modern birds have very short incubation times compared to dinosaurs, and this evolutionary innovation gave them an advantage over dinosaurs -- but it came at the expense of teeth

Why Don't Birds Have Teeth? Modern birds have very short incubation times compared to dinosaurs, and this evolutionary innovation gave them an advantage over dinosaurs -- but it came at the expense of teeth

A new analysis shows that panda conservation provides great value for local people, culture and the environment, generating 20 times more money than the cost to conserve and maintain the cuddly bears  Pandanomics: Giant Panda Conservation Is Worth Billions Every Year, Study Shows

A new analysis shows that panda conservation provides great value for local people, culture and the environment, generating 20 times more money than the cost to conserve and maintain the cuddly bears Pandanomics: Giant Panda Conservation Is Worth Billions Every Year, Study Shows

Conflicts between human parents and their children over when to leave the nest are not unique: bird parents also struggle with their children over this same issue  How Do Young Birds Know When To Leave The Nest? about a paper by a group from @UMontana, published by @ScienceAdvances / @AAAS #birds #ornithology #evolution #ecology

Conflicts between human parents and their children over when to leave the nest are not unique: bird parents also struggle with their children over this same issue How Do Young Birds Know When To Leave The Nest? about a paper by a group from @UMontana, published by @ScienceAdvances / @AAAS #birds #ornithology #evolution #ecology

Nine of Africa’s 13 largest and oldest baobabs have suddenly collapsed and died, likely due to climate change, say scientists who study these ancient and iconic trees

Nine of Africa’s 13 largest and oldest baobabs have suddenly collapsed and died, likely due to climate change, say scientists who study these ancient and iconic trees

A new species of shrimp found in Indonesia has been named after LoTR’s Bilbo Baggins because it’s very small, it lives in a round house, and it has extremely hairy feet!

A new species of shrimp found in Indonesia has been named after LoTR’s Bilbo Baggins because it’s very small, it lives in a round house, and it has extremely hairy feet!

Natural selection shapes behavior as well as morphology -- but it can have different effects in males & females! faboo study from @Harvard @UCDavis @Mizzou & @UniversityOfRI via @ScienceMagazine

Natural selection shapes behavior as well as morphology -- but it can have different effects in males & females! faboo study from @Harvard @UCDavis @Mizzou & @UniversityOfRI via @ScienceMagazine

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