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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #59

The Indian Subcontinent, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Arabian Peninsula, SE Asia, North America, South America, the poles and everywhere else… In the forests, oceans, wetlands, lakes, grasslands, rivers, mountains, coastlines and all places in between…  Those first birds that descended from dinosaurs were to pioneer vertebrate flight and conquer the abundant insect protein and…

5 Trickster Animals That Play Dead

Sharks, snakes, and fish are among several animal tricksters known to feign death to stay alive.

If the Shoe Fits: Animals That Wear Boots

From penguins sporting shoes to an elephant with a prosthetic foot, check out animals that strut their stuff in booties.

Ducks Learn to Surf for Food (Video)

By Allie Wilkinson There’s a new type of surfer on California‘s beaches: Mallard ducks are catching waves to get crabs, a new study says. Rather than avoiding water that washes up the beach like other foraging shorebirds, the mallards allow themselves to be lifted by the water and deposited down the beach. (Also see “Inside the Curl:…

Alien mallard ducks not wanted in South Africa

NG stock photo of male mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) by Bates Littlehales By Leon Marshall Johannesburg–Some people get very upset whenever there is talk of exterminating invasive alien bird species, even if they pose a threat to a country’s own birds. In South Africa, the effort to eradicate non-native birds has even been compared to…