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Tetrapod Zoology

My local magpie family: four weeks of observation, 265 photos, and how good are the results?

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Over the past few months, a pair of European magpies Pica pica have been nesting in one of the short trees I have growing in my front garden, and within the last couple of weeks, their two young fledged and all four birds moved off. I was thrilled: I love watching corvids and I was [...]

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Tetrapod Zoology

In pursuit of the Rook

Any adventures about the more rural parts of the UK typically involve (for me, anyway) a lot of looking at the Rook Corvus frugilegus, a remarkable Old World corvid that occurs from the far western shores of the UK and France all the way east to Japan (it’s generally absent from the cold northern parts [...]

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Tetrapod Zoology

Obscure, extravagant tropical crows

The word ‘crow’ typically conjures up an image of a reasonable large, typically black, typically unadorned passerine bird. Crows of this kind occur just about worldwide with the exception of South America and Antarctica – they’re very successful birds. But far less well known is that there is also a really interesting assortment of brightly [...]

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