Posts tagged with ‘Animals and birds’

  • Dec082010
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    Audubon’s Birds of America

    “With the exception of the mockingbird, I know no species so gay and frolicksome” Audubon wrote of the red-headed woodpecker…

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  • Oct092010
    Scarlet macaws

    The birds of Peru – jungle

    After watching the birds of the coast and mountains of Peru we flew east to Puerto Maldonado, a frontier town…

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  • Oct032010
    Andean condor

    The birds of Peru – coasts and mountains

    Peru is home to nearly 2,000 species of birds; a fifth of all the world’s bird species. To someone like…

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  • Sep242010

    In praise of Peruvian mammals

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    Our trip to Peru earlier this month was punctuated with sightings of all kinds of wildlife: birds, insects, lizards; and…

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  • Sep232010
    Nazca lines

    Nazca lines, grand designs

    On a high desert plateau in the west of Peru are a spectacular series of massive geoglyphs known as the…

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  • Apr112010
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    Zebra running

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    We were at Crater Lake game reserve near Naivasha, Kenya,in March 2010, a place where, with a guide, you can…

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  • Mar292010
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    In praise of wildebeest

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    Some people think they’re ugly and stupid, but I think blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) are marvellous creatures. What stripes! Such…

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  • Mar152009

    Swimming with dolphins in Kaikoura

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    Moth and I fell in love with the little town of Kaikoura on the east coast of New Zealand’s South…

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  • Mar132009

    I love keas

    The one place you don’t expect to see parrots is in cold mountains… …but such is the evolutionary weirdness of…

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  • Mar102009

    California wildlife: elephant seals

    A week before we went to California, my Californian friend Karen tipped me off about a rookery of elephant seals…

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