Tag Archives: Birds

Our helicopter rescue may seem a lot of effort for a plain little bird, but it was worth it

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John Harrison/WIkimedia Rohan Clarke, Monash University; Katherine Selwood, University of Melbourne, and Rowan Mott, Monash University This article is part of Flora, Fauna, Fire, a special project by The Conversation that tracks the recovery of Australia’s native plants and animals after last summer’s bushfire tragedy. Explore the project here and read more articles here. As we stepped out of a …

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Fossil tracks reveal which birds once roamed South Africa’s Cape south coast

These fossil trackways resemble the tracks left by flamingos today, but are bigger. Just above the scale bar one can see (more faintly) the ‘tramline traces’ made by the ancient birds’ stomping action. Charles Helm

These fossil trackways resemble the tracks left by flamingos today, but are bigger. Just above the scale bar one can see (more faintly) the ‘tramline traces’ made by the ancient birds’ stomping action. Charles Helm Charles Helm, Nelson Mandela University If you visit a particular stretch of South Africa’s Cape South coast, about 400km east of Cape Town, you are …

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