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Bird of the Week: Mile Jedinak’s Crystal Palace Eagles soar in the Premier League

Australian player Mile Jedinak joined Crystal Palace three seasons ago. Palace has been a home to a number of Aussie bone-shattering defenders in recent years РKevin Muscat, Craig Moore, Craig Foster and Tony Popovic Рall powerful Socceroos with a nose for blood, have been Palace Eagles. Jedinak’s performance at Palace is one of the great sporting stories of 2014.

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Bird of the Week: Noeleen the Owlet Nightjar

These actions to conserve and promote habitat of our birds by small – and not so small – landowners like Col and his family are of tremendous importance. Not only can their efforts promote local interest and knowledge of our native birds and animals but these sanctuaries can provide important breeding and living areas for sedentary and migratory species.

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Ethnoornithology at the 9th European Ornithologists’ Union conference

An introduction to the first session at a major European scientific conference dedicated to ethnoornithology – the study of the relationships between people and birds.

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Roadkill of the week. Jabiru.

The sad and needless death of a beautiful bird.

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Birds of the week. Three Black Kites and a dead frog

Three birds, a dead frog and a fire. A few hours at the site of a grass fire outside the small Gulf town of Borroloola.

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The killer inside. Roadkill of the week: Wedge-tailed Eagle

As the bird loomed – black, broad wings and talons spread, fighting for life, air and height – my front seat passenger let out a small scream.

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Bird of the Week: Burrowing Owl

A day in the American south-west with Owls that burrow and stand around in the daylight and an Ibis of remarkable beauty.

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Birds of the Week: Figbirds in a Figtree

Sometimes birds are hard to find. Sometimes not. Bob Gosford takes two steps from his bed and finds an ornithorium of wonder and beauty.

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Birds, Fire and Culture – a new research project

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that some species are active promoters of fire in the northern Australian savannah landscapes, using small fire-sticks and embers to spread fire throughout the open grass and woodlands of the semi-tropical north.

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Bird of the Week: M. Krishnan’s “Thuggery in the Treetops”

A look at the work of Madhaviah Krishnan, an Indian journalist and photographer who for 46 years wrote the “Country Notebook” column for The Statesman of Calcutta that ranks among the finest nature writing out of the sub-continent.

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