Home » Get Inked » birds

Tag: birds

Mad, Angry Hummingbirds

Don’t let those hummingbirds fool you. Underneath that tiny, delicate, bejeweled exterior lies the heart of a fierce, angry, territorial bully that is not shy about flashing its wickedly aggressive side. Anyone who has watched humming birds around a backyard feeder can attest to the turf wars, trash talking, pushing and shoving that commonly occurs. …

Keep going...

We Now Know What Dinosaurs May Have Really Looked Like

Some people speculate that most dinosaurs had feathers, while others still believe it’s up for debate. We may not end the discussion anytime soon, but a new study has revealed additional details to help us draw more accurate conclusions. In a report published in Nature Communications, researchers shared what they found when they used high-powered …

Keep going...

bird, birds, sparrows, animals

Christmas is for the Birds: Let the Bird-Counting Season Begin!

Bird counting might seem like a needless, time-consuming hobby, but many people look forward to it annually around the holiday season. Thanks to the National Audubon Society, bird enthusiasts can collectively come together to count birds in their local areas each year. The Christmas Bird Count, as it’s been titled, is an event held every …

Keep going...

birds, science, animals

Could a Diet of Nuts and Seeds Killed the Dinosaurs?

Many people naturally assume that a large catastrophic event, like an asteroid collision, caused the demise of the dinosaurs. However, a new study published in Current Biology by a group of Canadian researchers indicates that their diets and a changing environment might have also contributed to their downfall. Specifically, the research points to the teeth of fossils. …

Keep going...

Scientists Have Manipulated Genes to Create a Chick with ‘Dinosaur-like’ Legs

Cue the “Jurassic Park” theme song. In a study published in Evolution, researchers from the University of Chile detailed a recent experiment involving the mutation of a chicken leg to give it the shape of a dinosaur leg. The scientists inhibited the early maturation of a leg of a chicken embryo to yield the results. Alexander Vargas, one of the researchers, stated …

Keep going...

These 19 Dinosaur Skeletons May Help Us Learn How the Creatures Evolved

Dinosaur discoveries always give us more to consider when we look back on the evolution of today’s animals. The recent unearthing of 19 skeletons in the Gobi Desert of China is no different. On Dec. 22, scientists published new findings in Current Biology, detailing 19 skeletons they found while searching in the Gobi Desert. The …

Keep going...

bird, birds, nature

The Annual Christmas Bird Count is Set to Celebrate Its 116th Year

Get your binoculars ready and start counting some birds! The Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count is officially slated to take place between Dec. 14 and January 5. However, many people still don’t know about the event, which is in its 116th year. Approximately 72,000 volunteers from 2,40o locations across the Western Hemisphere take part …

Keep going...