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The American Crow: Redefining “bird brain”

I’ve never really understood the fear of large black birds that many people report. I’ve been told by those more well-read on the subject of human psychology that we are instinctively afraid of such creatures, archetypes of doom. Something must … Continue reading

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It was the great egret in the library with a candlestick

The great egret (Ardea alba) is a common migratory bird that can be found on every continent minus Antarctica. Chances are if you live nearly anywhere in the Americas below 45°N, you’ve seen this long-necked white water bird. These chances … Continue reading

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