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Over 200 Endemic Bird Areas have been identified across the world, many of these areas being in the tropics and subtropics. When we talk about endemic bird species, this refers to species of birds restricted to a certain region and they cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Thank you to all the photographers...

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme September. Birds are admired for their beauty and their ability to fly and most importantly birds are admired for the role they play in the ecosystem. These pictures create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here...

As the Southern Hemisphere approaches spring, the north is getting into autumn. This marks an important time for bird migration. Migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south, undertaken by many species of birds. Bird movements include those made in response to changes in food availability, habitat, or weather. Thank you to all...

The council of Ascension Island, a UK Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic, recently announced its support for the designation of a giant marine reserve around Ascension Island. At 440,000 square kilometers, the new reserve will be by far the largest in the Atlantic Ocean (roughly the size of the state of California). Once established, the marine protected area (MPA) will bring the highest level of protection to this region’s exceptional biodiversity by prohibiting commercial fishing and extractive industries.

Raptors are well known as the lords of the skies and are dramatic hunters. Their name is derived from the Latin word raptare, which means to seize. Eeagles, hawks, buzzards, harriers, kites, falcons, vultures and the Secretarybird are found in this group. The Strigiformes – the night hunters, which includes some owls – are also...

Sunbirds and spiderhunters are both from the Nectariniidae family, of passerine birds. These birds are characterised by slender, usually downward-curved bills. Sunbirds are known to hover in front of the flowers (just like hummingbirds) or perch on the branches when extracting nectar from flowers. Males and females of sunbirds species are physically different, often in...

Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme August. Birds are admired for their beauty and their ability to fly and most importantly birds are admired for the role they play in the ecosystem. These pictures create awareness about the variety and beauty of birds in our environment. Here...