Syrian Woodpecker [Dendrocopos Syriacus]

In this video produced by Avibirds.com we learn about the Syrian woodpecker.   Quick facts: Lifespan: 11 years (maximum) Average size: 23 cm (9 in) Average weight: 77 g (2.7 oz) Family: Picidae Description: The Syrian woodpecker is a beautiful bird with buff underparts

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Global research uncovers mysteries of rare Sociable Lapwing

Thanks to extensive research over the last 15 years, the Sociable Lapwing has gone from one of the world’s more obscure waders to one of its most studied, and it is now widely regarded as a flagship species for the conservation of the Central Asian steppes. We take a look at

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Breeding Survey of the Syrian Serin in Lebanon

This research is being conducted by Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund Recipient Association for Bird Conservation in Lebanon (ABCL) led by Fouad Itani. Backed by the generous support of the Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund, the Association for Birds Conservation

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Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Headaches?

A great spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) on a tree. Unlike the human brain, the woodpecker’s brain is tightly confined by muscles in the skull and a compressible bone. This keeps the woodpecker brain from jiggling around when the bird is stabbing away at a tree trunk.

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