Rainforest EXPLOR...
Follow
Find tag "birds"
1.9K views | +5 today
Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes
Curated from the web, new and noteworthy updates from the Amazon
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Watch an Amazon Baby Bird Put On Its Caterpillar Costume

Watch an Amazon Baby Bird Put On Its Caterpillar Costume | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Unlike their parents, when cinereous mourner chicks hatch they usually grow bright orange feathers making themselves look like toxic hairy caterpillars — and it’s not because they were adopted.

In a dog-eat-dog world like the Amazon rainforest, these tiny little creatures are basically easy picking for predators. They can’t run, they can’t hide, and they can’t fly.
Amazon Rainforest Workshops's insight:

Get the scientific scoop here: http://phys.org/news/2014-12-amazonian-bird-chicks-mimic-poisonous.html  Photo credit: Credit: Santiago David-Rivera

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Hello Beautiful! Meet the Paradise Tanager from the Amazon

Hello Beautiful!  Meet the Paradise Tanager from the Amazon | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Amazon Rainforest Workshops's insight:

Can't wait to see this beauty during our next visit to the ACTS canopy walkway in Peru!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Five Rare South American Bird Species Given US Endangered Status - Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Five Rare South American Bird Species Given US Endangered Status Center for Biological Diversity (press release) The brown-banded antpitta (Grallaria milleri), like other antpittas, is a secretive bird with a low population density and high habitat...
Amazon Rainforest Workshops's insight:

Good news - finally - for a few of our feathered friends in South America...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Amazonian birds under threat from road expansion - Imperial College London

Amazonian birds under threat from road expansion - Imperial College London | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Amazonian birds under threat from road expansion Imperial College London Reporting in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, scientists examined the links between density of road networks in Pará, which is a Brazilian state found in the...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Locally extinct birds in the Amazon slowly flock back to forests when trees regrow

Locally extinct birds in the Amazon slowly flock back to forests when trees regrow | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Some good news out of the Amazon rainforest: given enough time, deforested land can rebound enough to host bird species that had previously deserted the area, according to a recent study in The Auk.
Amazon Rainforest Workshops's insight:

Glad to share some good news from the Amazon! 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Amazon Rainforest Workshops
Scoop.it!

Scientists discover that threatened bird migrates entirely within Amazon Basin

Scientists discover that threatened bird migrates entirely within Amazon Basin | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
When one thinks of bird migrations, it's usually a north-south route that follows seasonal climates.
more...
No comment yet.