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ETHNOORNITHOLOGY |

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 |

The view from Cow Pat Hill: The ‘demon duck of doom’, giant crocodiles and more in central Australia

“As the place began to dry out, the one source of water that was remaining was the really big waterhole Alcoota and the animals were trapped here. There are at least three thousand animals buried there.”

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1 million migrating raptors, Magpies, Latvian bird names and more – Ethno-ornithology at the EOU

Here I provide the Abstracts and background information for the first ethnoornithology symposium conducted at a European ornithological conference – the European Ornithologists Union conference at the East Anglia University at Norwich, UK.

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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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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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Nate Rice – on Musk Ducks and going “batshit crazy” for birds

What is a dead bird worth? Bob Gosford talks to Dr. Nate Rice of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia about his life and work with 200,000 dead birds.

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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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