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Budgerigar

Common name: Budgerigar   Latin name: Melopsittacus undulatus  

Pokemon Go: Real-world Analogue

Players of the augmented-reality game join birders in Central Park to search for their respective elusive critters. By Michael Schulman I wish I had eight pairs of hands, and another body to shoot the specimens,” John James Audubon wrote in 1829. A similar yearning has gripped the population lately, thanks to the world-conquering success of the smartphone game Pokémon Go. In the “augmented reality” app, which has topped fifteen million downloads since its rele...

Birds And Drones

Not everything that flies is a bird, and as more people experiment with drones for recreational and personal use, these unusual vehicles will have more of an impact on birds. Will that impact be negative or positive?

Smugglers Threaten Endangered Birds In Russia's Far East

Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's Far East is home to the largest population of Merlin Falcons in the world. But there's concern a growing business in bird smuggling is threatening their very existence. Click here to view a news insert about these falcons.