Urban Peregrines Fig 7.4

Figure Friday: Alongside the ringing, biometrics such as the length of the head are measured

Figure 7.4 Alongside the ringing, biometrics such as the length of the head are measured. From Urban Peregrines by Ed Drewitt

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Urban Peregrines the movie

Urban Peregrines the (15 sec) movie

Urban Peregrines by Ed Drewitt

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Growth and development of a Barn Owl

Figure Friday: Growth and development of a Barn Owl

Plate 21 Growth and development of a Barn Owl from egg to 63 days. Feathers start to unfurl at 20 days old and by 7 weeks old most owlets look well feathered. However, their appearance from 4-8 weeks old is greatly affected by the amount of down retained. Birds in drier nests can still look […]

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Bumblebee life cycle

Figure Friday: Outline life cycle of true bumblebees in a temperate region

Fig. 8 Outline life cycle of true bumblebees in a temperate region. From Naturalists’ Handbooks 6: Bumblebees by Oliver Prys-Jones and Sarah Corbet.

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May - nightingale - Shrewdunnit

Figure Friday: May – nightingale

May – Nightingale by Conor Mark Jameson From Shrewdunnit: The Nature Files

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Community Ecology

Figure Friday: Partial constrained analysis of co-ordinates (a form of RDA) for plant psammosere communities

This is our first ever Figure Friday (#figfri) – each week we’ll pick a figure from a Pelagic title and share it. Figure 14.29 Partial constrained analysis of co-ordinates (a form of RDA) for plant psammosere communities. Analyses via capscale() command. From Community Ecology

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Shrewdunnit: The Nature Files

Conor Jameson is an author, diarist, essayist and feature writer. Shrewdunnit, a collection of his ‘nature files’, is published this week.

Conor tells us a bit more about the inspiration for Shrewdunnit ‘I found the poems in the fields And only wrote them down.’ John Clare A little while back I found a rare gem in the RSPB library. It’s called The Vertebrate Fauna of Bedfordshire, by J Steele-Elliott. It was published in 1901, and just […]

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Mario Dary Rivera

The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Eponym of the Day: Dary

Dary Ford’s Robber Frog Craugastor daryi Ford & Savage, 1984 Mushroomtongue Salamander sp. Bolitoglossa daryorum Campbell et al., 2010 Mario Dary Rivera (1928–1981) was a Guatemalan conservationist and biologist. He was President of the University of San Carlos, where he had founded the School of Biology (1973). He was instrumental in establishing the biotopo del […]

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Kipunji - artists impression

Discovering new species

  From the recently discovered Kipunji Rungwecebus kipunji, which biologist Tim Davenport of the Wildlife Conservation Society described as the ‘most bizarre monkey I had ever seen’, to the slender salamander in California Los Angeles and a new genus of tree in Australia, conservationists are discovering new species all the time. Read more: Meet the New Species

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Fighting for Birds review in the Guardian

Glowing reviews of Fighting for Birds from leading naturalists

Fighting for Birds has made it onto Stephen Moss’s Guardian list of the best wildlife books of 2012 adding to the wonderful reviews the book has received since it’s launch in August. Stephen Moss: ‘Fighting for Birds does what it says in the title, and the RSPB’s former conservation director pulls no punches’.

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