A Black Flamingo has been photographed in Cyprus.
A photo of this rare, melanistic bird can be seen at the following website:
Two scientists at Cornell University have concluded that the common redpoll and the hoary redpoll are the same species, just with different different genetic expression, not different DNA.
A new book on woodpeckers has been published. With 239 species accounts, written by well-known expert Gerard Gorman, is now available. A detailed description and sample pages of this beautifully illustrated book, titled Woodpeckers of the World: A Photographic Guide , can be seen on this webpage review by Donna Lynn Schulman.
Strycker has reached a milestone on his quest to see 5,000 birds this year - 2265 birds - half the birds of the Western Hemisphere (and he hasn’t even reached North America yet). Follow Noah on his year-long birdquest (see the map, enter the contest, find out the name and contact info for guides he is using on this trip) at:
The northern lights have been very active this spring. Here’s a link to fantastic pictures from some recent northern lights shows.