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Bird of the week: Blue-faced Honeyeater at the Bat’s-wing Coral Tree cafe

Bird of the week: Blue-faced Honeyeater at the Bat’s-wing Coral Tree cafe

The facts which kept me longest scientifically orthodox are those of adaptation—the pollen-masses in Asclepias—the misseltoe, with its pollen carried by insects and seed by Birds—the woodpecker, with its feet and tail, beak and tongue, to climb the tree and secure insects. To talk of climate or Lamarckian habit producing such adaptation to other organic beings is futile. This difficulty, I believe I have surmounted. From a letter to Asa Gray by Charles Darwin, 1857

Interview with Dr Rohan Clarke – birds, avian malaria and remote islands

Interview with Dr Rohan Clarke – birds, avian malaria and remote islands

We get into incredibly remote and exciting places like the Torres Strait - very few people have been to a place where they can look across to New Guinea while standing in Australia. So they are bonuses but doing the research and making new discoveries, and learning new things about natural history and ornithology and management - all sorts of things...

Notes from the Australasian Ornithological Conference 2009

Notes from the Australasian Ornithological Conference 2009

I long ago gave up going to conferences where I'm not presenting a paper and my presentation was in the first session of the first day...