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Ostrich Eyes Food

Ostrich tries to get people to hand over the food by putting on a skull display. It does not frighten humans. Maybe it scares the ostrich. Anyway, he gets the grub. He is all eyes about it. Yes the eyes have it. His beak can hold a lot as well. He is a formidable foe to withdraw snacks from.

ostrich facts ostriches african animals animal fact guide search main menu skip primary content skip secondary content home animal facts wildlife blog fun stuff teacher tools ostrich struthio camelus 2.5 m ft tall ostrich world’s largest heaviest bird significant weight 45 kg 320 lb prohibits bird taking flight ostrich unique abilities well-adapted living savanna desert open woodlands central southern africa ostrich equipped long muscular legs built running birds three four toes ostriches toes each foot allows greater speed sprint fast 70 km h 43 mph hold steady speeds 50 km h 31 mph stride span 3-5 m 0-16 ft confronted danger ostriches usually outrun animals posing threat fleeing scene option ostriches powerful legs kick 0-cm 4-in talon each foot downward kicks cause serious harm.

potential predators popular belief ostriches stick heads sand threatened sometimes ostriches flop ground heads outstretched front pink peach grey coloring blend sandy ground making appear heads buried ostrich elongated neck large protruding eyes shadowed long lashes likened camel scientific name struthio camelus similarities ostriches withstand hot temperatures long periods time water usually getting enough moisture plants eat diet consists mainly roots leaves seeds ostriches eat whatever available sometimes consume insects snakes lizards rodents swallow sand pebbles grind food gizzard specialized muscular stomach ostriches ability grind food.

eat things animals digest oftentimes groups ostriches graze giraffes zebras gnus antelopes presence useful alert animals danger ostriches generally live together groups ten led dominant male dominant female dominant male defends territory warning call loud deep far away mistaken lion’s roar ostriches hiss show disapproval breeding season march september dominant male performs ritualized courtship dance shaking wings tail feathers main hen impressed mate hens group mate dominant male lesser males dominant male scratches shallow pit dirt create nest dominant female lay 7-10 eggs center nest females place eggs.

communal nest 60 eggs male female ostriches turns incubating eggs each egg cm long weighs .5 kg lb ostrich eggs largest world eggs kept safe hyenas jackals egyptian vultures hatch weeks chicks born size chicken grow 30 cm ft each month six months young ostriches grown nearly tall parents chicks fast 55 km h 35 mph month fairly vulnerable predators cheetahs lions leopards hunting dogs hyenas confronted adults try distract predators lure away chicks born spiky greyish-brown grow brown feathers months 3-4 years ostriches reach sexual maturity males develop striking black white plumage females continue brown plumage wild ostriches live 40 years.

conservation status 8th century ostriches nearly brought extinction hunting feathers fashionable women’s clothing mid 9th century people started farming ostriches allowed farmers simply pluck feathers domesticated birds kill today ostriches classified species least concern iucn red list large range numbers declining threatened habitat loss due human development agriculture hunted feathers skin meat eggs fat you’d ostriches promote wildlife tourism africa encourages land conservation creating jobs local community donate organizations african wildlife foundation supports eco-tourism projects region ostrich distribution ostriches inhabit savanna desert open woodlands central southern africa ostrich resources san diego zoo’s ostrich page african wildlife foundation’s ostrich page animal planet’s ostrich page keenan donegan struthio camelus animal diversity web author abi cushman lifelong animal lover editor-in-chief.

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Ostrich eyes
"I am the skull eater."
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Scrooge Penguin Leaves His Office to go Home

Scrooge penguin
"There goes Scroogie!"

Scrooge is always in a bad mood when he goes from work to his house, bird or not.
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Puffin Scratches Sore Ear

Ear, ear puffing
"Yes, I hold up the world, Bunny!"
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Cats Trap Birds

Felines hunting birds
"We will get them!"
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Under the Bird Wing

"I will take you under my wing."
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Nuclear Physics to Track Australian Waterbirds

Nuclear physics used to track Australian waterbirds.
Australia's native birds are on the decline - those damn humans! Yes, we are destroying the planet and we have to do something about it.  Obtaining data on bird numbers is paramount. Nuclear physics is the answer.  Researchers are examining feathers recently dropped by waterbirds. It provides information on where birds have been and what they have eaten.  The I-TRAX Core Scanner shows chemical changes over time. A mass spectrometer is also used to determine oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen isotopes.
Australian waterbirds
Feathers are composed of keratin like hair. Water sources have different chemical composition. This is stored in the keratin, so a map can be created of where birds have been living. The method of feather analysis is much cheaper than leg banding or satellite tracking.

Members of the public can contribute. At present scientists are picking up feathers then posting them to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Anyone can do this to further the body of data on birds.
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Birds Sang in Australia First

The first singing birds originated in Australia - science.
Singing birds originated in Australia. This is true. Just when they moved to other parts of the world is not yet clearly known. Evidence from DNA sequencing and fossils point to this happening approximately 23 million years ago.
Australian songbird
They first "hopped" from island to island until they reached Indonesia. From there it was easy for them to spread to Asia. The progression to populate the world occurred rapidly, like when humans moved out of Africa.  It took only a few thousand years for the initial "breakout".

Birds of song could not leave Australia before 23 million years ago as Indonesia before that time was a small island and there was a huge distance of ocean for the birds to cross to reach other land masses.

Half of all bird species are song birds. The only continent where they did not go is Antarctica. This is a mystery because penguins are birds, so the cold barrier is not significant for birds.  Many native song birds died out in Australia due to the climate making the continent arid.
 Science by Ty Buchanan 
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Bird for Dinner

Funny comical cats looking at fish on TV.
"Look at the color of that dinner!"
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Magic of the Bowerbird

The bower bird is seen as a very common bird in Australia. However, in many ways it is special, particularly the satin bowerbird. The males of this species has dazzlingly bright blue eyes. This contrasts with the dark black body which has a sheen.
Male bowerbird with female at bower
They are very intelligent and have a complex courting ritual. The color blue controls their life. The male builds an archway comprising two pillars out of twigs, fruit, feathers and flora on the ground. It is decorated by sticking bright objects onto it with saliva, even things made by humans.

When a female is within range the male struts his stuff, offering her all sorts of pretty trinkets that he has gathered. He makes chattering and hissing sounds while she examines his "things". If she likes what he displays mating will take place in the bower.

The male is so obsessed with bower making that the female has to build the nest on her own. After laying precisely three eggs she will raise the young alone.
Biology by Ty Buchanan
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Bright Plumage in Male Birds to Attract Females is Proven

Some scientists are playing with the truth about colorful plumage in male birds. They are claiming that bright colors as well as dull colors in females are to assist in blending into the environment. This is rot. Bright colors always stand out from any background.
Bright plumage male and female birds
Because just under half of bird species have females with brighter plumage than males, this supposedly proves their case. Have they considered that females need to be attractive to males as well? They predict that bright plumage will be lost in evolution. It hasn't lost been so far and there is no support for this claim.

Female humans are different than males and it should stay this way. There is no evolutionary pressure for it not to continue. Birds are no different. The premise "that both natural selection and sexual selection were (are) influential to bird coloration" is not substantiated in their research. This is just an opinion. There is no proof. Indeed, evidence for this view is virtually nonexistent.
Evolution by Ty Buchanan
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Wedge-Tailed Eagle Diet Identified

It is amazing how little we know about supposedly common animals, ones that are easily seen and in contact with us. Rabbits were thought to be the main diet for the wedge-tailed eagle. However, the bird consumes other things as well. It should be noted that rabbits were introduced and the eagle must have have relied on other prey before the nuisance animal arrived.

When viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD) wiped out the rabbit population the wedge-tailed eagle actually fared better. Castings, the vomit of eagles, showed that their diet consisted of 20 bird species, seven reptiles, 19 mammals and a crustacean.

Some mammals they ate were large such as the eastern grey kangaroo. The common Galah was a native bird high on the diet. Rabbits are easy to catch when they are plentiful. A fall in rabbit numbers pushed them back to their traditional food sources. Despite the move, native animals have survived. Nature seems to be in balance. 
Conservation by Ty Buchanan
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Destination Australia

Just what has Australia got? Quite a lot actually. The visitor can indulge in the rich Australian culture - G'day mate! The largest island in the world, though for some reason it is not classed as an island, too big apparently. Wildlife sanctuaries, busy cities, dry mysterious deserts, tropical beaches, it is all here.

Sydney is a clean city with bright blue harbour water. Must sees are Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Enjoy surfing Bondi and Manly beaches in the hot sunshine.

Cairns in Queensland has the Daintree ainforest and the Barrier Reef. Go scuba diving, snorkelling and hiking. island resorts abound. Vacationers always view the whales and dolphins.

Alice Spring in the hot center stands on it own. You can get a drink anywhere. It is a long drive but worth it. Two hundred miles away lies Ayers Rock (Uluru). Another ideal place to take a driving holiday. Darwin on the other hand is a busy place.

Melbourne is the go ahead city. Something new is always going on there. It has the country's leading museums covering science, history, culture and sport. Enjoy a coffee in one of the varied cafes.

Other places to visit are the other capital cities, not on the one vacation though. Adelaide has many old hotels where you can partake in a counter lunch. Queensland is a real holiday destination. Perth has it all being well away from the other Australian cities: water sport is the thing to do.
 Travel by Ty Buchanan 
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Amputees Go on a Dove Hunt

You would think people who have lost limbs would have compassion. Sadly this is not the case. In Olney, Texas, those who have lost limbs meet to exchange stories about their lives and "shoot doves". I am not making this up. Apparently they get a kick out of hunting down the defenseless creatures.

The "club" was established in 1972 by Jack Northrup and Jack Bishop. Seventeen people showed up at the first meeting. Apparently, not all members actually shoot doves. Some attend to enjoy the talk about life and the gadgets amputees have made to improve their lives

The doves multiply to such an extent that they are in plague proportions in 40 states. No less than 400 million are believed to exist. The hunt is not wasteful: they make a good meal. Cooks have experimented by wrapping doves in Bacon then stuffing them with jalapenos. Now the word is out the club expects to get visitors from all over the world.
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Conservation by Ty Buchanan
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