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The distinction between doves and pigeons seems to not be consistent. In everyday speech, dove frequently indicates a pigeon that is white or nearly white; some people use the terms dove and pigeon interchangeably. In contrast, in scientific and ornithological practice, dove tends to be used for smaller species and pigeon for larger ones, but...

Summer vacation is a time to embrace the heat, embark on outdoor adventures, and travel to new and exciting cities. For many, Washington, D.C., is a popular summer destination since it is full of rich history, iconic landmarks, and fascinating cultures such as Egyptian culture, which is reflected in the city’s architecture, museums, and restaurants. National Geographic is celebrating Egypt this summer, and we encourage locals and tourists alike to experience Egypt by visiting these attractions.

Birds are admired for their beauty, songs, and the grace of their ability to fly and most importantly birds are admired for the role they play in the ecosystem. Yes, birds contribute to the environment directly and indirectly. This is often called “Ecosystem Services”. Many ecologically important plants require pollination by birds, and some birds...

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme Flowers, your pictures can create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here we present the Top 25 photographs of birds of the week. Our mission is to build a global community around the freedom and beauty...

Cryptic coloration is a defense mechanism or tactic that organisms use to disguise their appearance, usually to blend in with their surroundings. One of the benefits of camouflage is that it helps birds to hide from their enemies. Like chameleons matching their surroundings, many birds moult with the seasons to grow feathers that will help...

The song of birds can be soothing and inspiring, but birds sing for more than just the beauty of it. Birds use song, call notes and behavior to communicate with each other. Birds use sound and action to scare off predators or warn other birds about danger, to attract a mate or to defend one’s...

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Forecasting on top of the world

Source: ABC News

June 13, 2019

To tackle plastic holistically

Source: The New Indian Express

June 12, 2019