Tag Archives: Bird

Scissor-tailed flycatchers at Mount Doom in Missouri

Scissor-tailed flycatchers (Tyrannus forficatus) are highly uncommon in Missouri, but there is a pair nesting right by Mount Doom and yesterday we saw them flying in the distance, against the rocky nuclear waste site. The bird guides do not put … Continue reading

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The male-female fitness disparity of American White Ibis

I just had my first birding trip about a month ago, and I enjoyed it so much. Although I saw many different birds at the park, the first one that I will write about is my favorite among the many … Continue reading

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Red-Tailed Hawk – Sculpted for Success in Predation

Ever since my first birding trip, I began to notice birds whenever I’m walking around. In the past, as I walked across my campus for class, the only birds that I would notice were either big or noisy ones, such … Continue reading

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Don’t shoot the messenger: Shakespeare’s Henry IV is not entirely to blame for the starling invasion

March 25, 2011 11:45 AM I start my search by listening for their louder bedfellows. Great-tailed grackles may be the most common bird on Rice’s campus after the usual plethora of chipping sparrows. A short while after I started living … Continue reading

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The American white Ibis: Working hard all day, sleeping around all night.

As I stared out at the waters in Brazos Bend State Park in Houston, I couldn’t help but notice the liveliness of the whole area. While I normally dread rain, even a small drizzle, I do sometimes find it suitable … Continue reading

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