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From fluffy chicks to birds of prey: The pictures which capture the transformation of growing barn owls

These 3 barn owl chicks are only days from fledging and have appeared at the entrance to their nest one evening patiently awaiting the return of a parent with a rodent dinner.

Bluebirds (Sialia sp.) are bedazzling creatures. This website was developed as a resource for people interested in helping bluebirds and other native cavity-nesters survive and thrive.


New federal plan protects older forests to save spotted owl

Two fledging spotted owls perch in a forest west of Eugene, Oregon

The Gang-Gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) is found in the cooler, wetter forests and woodlands of Australia, particularly alpine bushland. The male has a red head and crest, while the female has a small fluffy grey crest. It ranges throughout SE Australia, and is easily identified by its distinctive call which resembles a creaky gate. The name, Gang-Gang, comes from a New South Wales Aboriginal language.

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Nicobar Pigeon

The Pink-headed Fruit Dove is a resident breeding endemic bird in Indonesia where it occurs in the mountain forests of Sumatra, Java and Bali at altitudes of 1000–2200 m. It builds a flimsy nest in a tree and lays one or sometimes two white eggs which are incubated for 20 days to hatching, with a further 15–16 days to fledging. It is a shy and inconspicuous species, generally seen singly or in pairs. This dove feeds on figs, small fruit and berries.