A Saudi Prince Buys An Airplane Seat For Each Of His 80 Falcons

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In an unusual sight, a Saudi prince is claimed to have bought tickets of a passenger jet for his 80 falcons. A picture posted on Reddit has gone viral which shows a flock of blindfolded falcons seated on a plane around the cabin among passengers, each bird seemingly tied securely down to the seats. Reddit user 'lensoo' posted it online, writing: 'My captain friend sent me this photo. Saudi prince bought ticket for his 80 hawks'. Transportation of falcons, the national bird of the UAE, is not a ...  View More
January 31, 2017 Jason

The National Bird Of Israel Is The Hoopoe

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In May 2008, President Shimon Peres announced the Hoopoe as Israel's new national bird. The Hoopoe won an election held by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, which concluded on Thursday after months of voting. 155,000 people participated in the nationwide election. The road to choosing Israel's national bird was long but entertaining. Last December, over 1,000 bird lovers participated in a seminar held in Tel Aviv University, during which they were asked to select 50 nominees ...  View More
December 31, 2016 Michael

Blogger Lisa Captures Beautiful Close-ups Using A Bird Photo Booth

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After Lisa M. Ca moved from Germany to Macomb County to be with her husband, she noticed that the weather and seasons in Germany and Michigan are pretty similar, but the birds are a little different. She told Detroit Metro Times that over the summer she began feeding these birds and she began to photograph them: "I wanted to get a little closer and started researching what cameras are out there as a little addition to my DSLR. This is how I found the Bird Photo Booth". The bird photo booth takes ...  View More
December 25, 2016 Joshua

Watch: Smart Cockatoo Designs And Makes Elongated Tool To Get Food

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Tool manufacture was once regarded as a defining feature of mankind. In this video, researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna and the University of Oxford show that Goffin cockatoos can make and use elongated tools of appropriate shape and length out of amorphous materials, suggesting that the birds can anticipate how the tools will be used. A Cockatoo is given different materials which he will have to create a "tool" in order to gain access to a treat that is encased in ...  View More
December 1, 2016 Joshua

Donald Trump And China Bird “Little Red” Have The Same Hairdresser.

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A golden pheasant bird named "Little Red" has taken the internet by storm for its pouf of yellow feathers that closely resemble President-elect Trump’s signature look. The 5-year-old bird, who was previously living a quiet life at Hangzhou Safari Park in China, has become an overnight sensation. The bird’s keeper, surnamed Gao, explained "I had not noticed the likeness in the past because I had not paid particular attention to the pheasant's hairstyle. But after Trump was elected President ...  View More
November 17, 2016 Jason

Giant Wild Turkeys Terrorize Davis, California. People Call 911.

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In the small town of Davis, California Thanksgiving is fast approaching, but turkeys aren't welcome. The city has been left paralyzed by the fowl play, which has sparked numerous 911 calls. "This is a little embarrassing. I am trying to get into my office on G Street and I have this huge turkey surrounding my car, circling me, and I don't know what to do" laments one caller.  View More
November 17, 2016 Jason

Video: The Beautiful Yet Hilarious “Bird-of-Paradise” Mating Dance

The aptly named "Superb Bird-of-Paradise" spectacular mating dance was made famous by the BBC documentary "Planet Earth". The breast shield feathers of the male are an incredibly striking iridescent green-blue, as are two crown feathers on the top of his head. When he erects his plumage during a courtship dance into what is essentially a parasol of black and shimmering color, the effect looks like someone turned a black-light on and there's a glowing face in front of you.  View More
November 10, 2016 Tiffany

Lake Natron, Tanzania Turns Any Animal That Touches It Into Stone

Photographed by Nick Brandt in his new book "Across the Ravaged Land", there's a deceptively still body of water in Tanzania with a deadly secret: it turns any animal it touches to stone. The rare phenomenon is caused by the chemical makeup of the lake, but the petrified creatures it leaves behind are straight out of a horror film. "I unexpectedly found the creatures - all manner of birds and bats - washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania. No-one knows for certain ...  View More
October 12, 2016 Megan