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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Flamingo video wins audience choice award at The Scientist

By on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 - 2 Comments

The Scientist magazine’s annual video contest has been decided, and the Audience Choice award goes to Cornell graduate student Marita Davison and her colleagues Jamie Herring and Jennifer Moslemi! The team won for a seven-minute episode about Davison’s work on … Continue reading

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Photo Quiz 5: On Your Field Marks, Get Set, Go!

By on Friday, December 18th, 2009 - 5 Comments

Congratulations to everyone who took Photo Quiz 4. No one had much trouble picking out the stockier, thicker-billed Philadelphia Vireo amid the warblers on display—a clear example of the value of size and shape in picking out differences in similarly … Continue reading

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Recording Mauritius: Pink Pigeons and Giant Tortoises

By on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 - 5 Comments

Last time we checked in with Jon Erickson he was getting to know a couple of Mauritius Kestrels. This time he’s been out to Ile aux Aigrettes, a tiny island sitting a half-mile off the island of Mauritius. It’s a … Continue reading

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Photo Quiz 4: Fall Gets Confusing

By on Friday, December 11th, 2009 - 7 Comments

(Click photo for larger version) It’s technically still fall, even if we do have snow on the ground already. Perhaps the warm colors in our photo quiz will bring back some toasty memories of birding a couple of months ago. … Continue reading

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Recording Mauritius: Return to the Kestrel’s Nest

By on Thursday, December 10th, 2009 - 5 Comments

A couple of weeks ago we checked in with Jon Erickson in Mauritius. He had just climbed into the hills of Black River Gorges National Park, where he had a brief encounter with a Mauritius Kestrel, a species whose population … Continue reading

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