I was searching around at bird videos and found this one. I remembered how much I love these little blue-footed boobies. A friend of mine introduced me to them and I’ve loved them ever since. They are adorable. I love the way they dance about showing off their feet. I will post some information I found about them. Again, I’ll synthesize it sometime, I hope! Here is what I found: Blue-footed boobies are aptly named, and males take great pride in their fabulous feet. During mating rituals, male birds show off their feet to prospective mates with a high-stepping strut. The bluer the feet, the more attractive the mate. These boobies live off the western coasts of Central and South America. The Galápagos Islands population [&hellip

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The Laughing Kookaburra, Dacelo novaeguineae, is an Australian carnivorous bird in the Kingfisher family. This species of kookaburra is well known for its laughing call. Taxonomy The Laughing Kookaburra was first described by French naturalist Johann Hermann in 1783, its specific epithet novaeguineae refers to New Guinea. For many years it was known as Dacelo gigas. Previously known as the Laughing Jackass it is now best known by its aboriginal name. Distribution It is found throughout eastern Australia, and has been introduced into the south-west corner of Western Australia, Tasmania, Flinders Island, Kangaroo Island. Furthermore, some were also introduced into New Zealand between 1866 and 1880, but only those liberated on Kawau Island by Sir George Grey survived. Descendants are still found there today. Description [&hellip

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Ok, this is not terribly organized (I have some other things to take care of today) but I will come back to it. Here is what I found on the Belted Kingfisher thus far. A video. Visual Resources for Ornithology — Gallery of Belted Kingfishers. Cornell Lab of Ornithology — All About Birds — Belted Kingfisher. What a belted kingfisher sounds like — click here — from Cornell Lab of Ornithology. More information about the Belted Kingfisher. And…I found that the Belted Kingfisher is on the $5 Canadian note (printed in 1986)

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I love so many different kinds of birds and enjoy researching them. So, I thought I would choose a bird each day to research and note what I find here along with a picture of that bird. I may miss a day here or there but I will try to be fairly consistent with this project. =) Maybe some of you would like to help me too. If you have a favorite bird or a bird you know a little about you can e-mail me. We will start this bird-a-day project with one of my favorites, the Belted Kingfisher. (See next post) Please, feel free to use this banner to promote the bird-a-day project. If you need or want the code, e-mail me. Otherwise, you [&hellip

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Who doesn’t love when birdies come knock-knock-knocking on your window, singing their sweet songs to wake you up? We like them, all of them. And incidentally we like to ramble. SO? What do two warbler-loving-ramblers do? Start a blog! YAY! HIP HIP HOORAY FOR BLOGS! We draw a little, paint a little, write a little, talk a lot and think even more. And so, we decide to share this with you. If any of the statements below are true for you or if you can think of another.…(we are easily persuaded at times) then we want to hear from you. I have a favorite bird. I like birds. I like rambling. I like to draw or sketch or paint. I like to take photographs. I [&hellip

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