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Macaws, Macaw Pictures, Macaw Facts Macaws are beautiful, brilliantly colored members of the parrot family. Many macaws have vibrant plumage. The coloring is suited to life in Central and South American rain forests, with their green canopies and colorful fruits and flowers. The birds boast large, powerful beaks that easily crack nuts and seeds, while their dry, scaly tongues have a bone inside them that makes them an effective tool for tapping into fruits. Macaws also have gripping toes that they use to latch onto branches and to grab, hold, and examine items. The birds sport graceful tails that are typically very long.

daniel amen The unique ability of Dr Daniel Amen to link brain images to behavioral problems is inexplicable to a large section of the medical community. Dr.Amen has done path breaking work at the cutting edge of science in SPECT neuroimaging. He has documented links between SPECT images of neural activity and emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, temper, impulsiveness and obsession. How to Hack Your Smartphone to Take Good Photographs of Birds You know that part in Casablanca when Ilsa tells Rick, “You’ll have to do the thinking for both of us now”? Well, that’s exactly how I feel about my iPhone camera. I’ve been digiscoping, or taking photos with a camera attached to my spotting scope, for about 10 years.

John James Audubon's Birds of America John James Audubon's Birds of America is a portal into the natural world. Printed between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 life-sized watercolours of North American birds (Havell edition), all reproduced from hand-engraved plates, and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration. Nearly 200 years later, the Audubon prints are coming to life once again, thanks to our vibrant digital library. Roam around below and enjoy one of the most treasured pieces of Audubon's grand and wild legacy. Each print is also available as a free high-resolution download.

Great black hawk - The great black hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes the eagles, hawks, and Old World vultures. The great black hawk is a resident breeding bird in the tropical New World, from Mexico through Central America to Peru, Tobago and northern Argentina. It resembles the common black hawk, but is larger with a different call and tail pattern. This is a mainly coastal bird of forest and open woodland near water. It builds a large stick nest in a tree, and usually lays one dark-blotched whitish egg.

Find a treasure trove of old Maine seed catalogs online They reveal our past on the farm and in the garden – and our present, too. The Internet Archive is a nonprofit digital archive that houses an astonishing collection of material, all downloadable, from Grateful Dead bootlegs to Charlie Chaplin movies to random 20th century software programs. is like a flea market in the cloud, without price tags. Among that ephemera is a treasure trove of more than 18,000 seed and nursery catalogs dating back to the 18th century, all digitized and uploaded by the National Agricultural Library over the last two years. Eventually, the entirety of the Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection of more than 200,000 catalogs will be available for the public to browse electronically.

Red-tailed Hawk, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology Similar Species The first step with identifying any hawk is to use its size and shape to decide what type you're looking at. Is it one of the three main groups: buteo, accipiter, or falcon? Buteos have broad, rounded wings and short, wide tails, and you often see them soaring without flapping. Red-shouldered Hawks, another common buteo, tend to be smaller than Red-tails with a banded tail and warm brown barring below. Swainson's Hawk has a dark trailing edge to the underside of the wing, and a dark chest.

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Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccycus americanus) California Partners in Flight Riparian Bird Conservation Plan Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccycus americanus) Photo by James Gallagher, Sea and Sage Audubon Prepared by: Stephen A. Laymon (

Site de la National Audubon Society, un organisme non gouvernemental américain dédié à la biologie de la concervation, avec un intéret particulier envers l'ornithologie. Le site contient des résultats d'inventaires annuels, des photos d'espèces variées, des informations sur des espèces pour lesquels des programmes de sauvegardes sont mis en oeuvre, et beaucoup d'actualité sur les recherches en écologie aviaire. by melanie_drouin Feb 18