Dynamic rivers contributed to Amazon’s rich bird diversity

Journal Reference: Lukas J. Musher, Melina Giakoumis, James Albert, Glaucia Del-Rio, Marco Rego, Gregory Thom, Alexandre Aleixo, Camila C. Ribas, Robb T. Brumfield, Brian Tilston Smith, Joel Cracraft. River network rearrangements promote speciation in lowland Amazonian birds. Science Advances, 2022; 8 (14) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abn1099 The lowland rainforests of the Amazon River basin harbor more diversity … Read more

Apple TV+: First Look at new Suspense Series ‘Black Bird,’ Apple lands Film ‘Project Artemis’ with Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans & more

Apple TV First Look at new Suspense Series Black Bird

Click on image to Enlarge)   Story #1: “Black Bird”   Apple today unveiled a first look and the premiere date for “Black Bird,” a gritty, suspenseful six-episode psychological thriller developed and executive produced by Dennis Lehane, that will premiere globally with the first two episodes on Friday, July 8, 2022 on Apple TV+, followed … Read more

How new bird species arise

Journal Reference: José Martín Pujolar, Mozes P. K. Blom, Andrew Hart Reeve, Jonathan D. Kennedy, Petter Zahl Marki, Thorfinn S. Korneliussen, Benjamin G. Freeman, Katerina Sam, Ethan Linck, Tri Haryoko, Bulisa Iova, Bonny Koane, Gibson Maiah, Luda Paul, Martin Irestedt, Knud Andreas Jønsson. The formation of avian montane diversity across barriers and along elevational gradients. … Read more

Pacific Ocean as the greatest theater of bird migration

Journal Reference: Theunis Piersma, Robert E Gill, Jr, Daniel R Ruthrauff, Christopher G Guglielmo, Jesse R Conklin, Colleen M Handel. The Pacific as the world’s greatest theater of bird migration: Extreme flights spark questions about physiological capabilities, behavior, and the evolution of migratory pathways. Ornithology, 2022 DOI: 10.1093/ornithology/ukab086 More efficiently than thought The biggest unknown … Read more

Chick magnet: Leonardo DiCaprio shouts out rare NZ bird

Chick magnet Leonardo DiCaprio shouts out rare NZ bird

Leonardo DiCaprio shouted out conservation efforts for a rare NZ bird on Twitter. Photo / Getty Images Leonardo DiCaprio is known for being a Hollywood heartthrob – but now he’s been won over by a native Aotearoa bird. The keen environmentalist took to Twitter to express news from the Department of Conservation about the hatching … Read more

Bird singing contests: A clash of culture and conservation

Journal Reference: Benjamin H. Mirin, Holger Klinck. Bird singing contests: Looking back on thirty years of research on a global conservation concern. Global Ecology and Conservation, 2021; 30: e01812 DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01812 “A champion bird can gain prestige for its owner and, in some cases, bring in considerable prize money,” explains lead author Ben Mirin, a … Read more