• Gallery: Remembering Ezra

    13 days ago - By All About Birds

    Ezra photo by Christine Bogdanowicz.
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    “I'm so sad tonight from my village in France. Everyday life with Ezra and Big Red is a joy of life. Ezra was beautiful, a wonderful male and a great dad. With my pupils, we followed Ezra and Big Red in 2016. They shared a great experience on raptor life. Thank you for this fabulous work and this life sharing.”- Online comment from a schoolteacher following news of the death of Ezra, the male Red-tailed Hawk on the Cornell Lab...
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  • The Beauty and Biology of Egg Color

    The Beauty and Biology of Egg Color

    13 days ago - By All About Birds

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    Fish do it. Frogs do it. Even insects lay eggs with color. But birds do it best.
    Only birds produce eggs in such a wide range of eye-pleasing shades and intricate patterns on the hard surface of their eggs.
    Like gems in a jeweler's window, they vary in base color, how shiny they are, and whether they are covered in Sanskrit-like scrawls or patterns of spots.
    But, how does the color get there? What is it made of? Does it benefit the embryo? And, why are some eggs...
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