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Seagulls Stealing Ice Cream

Seagulls, aka the rats of the air, are notorious for stealing what does not belong to them, and also being ruthless about it. Above is an seagull being nasty, stealing an ice cream cone from an unsuspecting victim.

With their noisy calls and voracious appetite they are a distinctive feature of the seaside.

But relations between humans and seagulls are becoming fraught. Holidaymakers from all over the World have complained of being "mugged" by fearless seagulls stealing chips, sandwiches and ice...

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Hyacinth Macaws

Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus

Native to central and eastern South America, the Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), or Hyacinthine Macaw, is the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot species in the world, though the flightless Kakapo of New Zealand can outweigh it at up to 3.5kg. In terms of length it is larger than any other species of parrot. While generally easily recognized, it ...

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Nicobar Pigeon

Caloenas nicobarica

Did you know? that research conducted by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History found that the Nicobar pigeon is the closest living relative of the dodo bird, a flightless giant pigeon that went extinct in the mid-1600s?

The dark golden-green iridescent Nicobar pigeon is one of the largest pigeon s...

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Speckled Mousebird

Colius striatus

The Speckled Mousebird is the largest species of mousebird, as well as one of the most common.

Description: This bird is about 35 cm (14 inches) long, with the tail comprising approximately half the length, and weighs about 57 grams (2 oz). It is well-named, because it is dull-mousy brown in overall color on...

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Gray Catbird

Dumetella carolinensis

The Gray Catbird is a medium-sized northern American perching bird of the mimid family. It is the only member of the "catbird" genus Dumetella. Like the Black Catbird (Melanoptila glabrirostris), it is among the basal lineages of the Mimidae, probably a closer relative of the Caribbean thrasher and trembler assemblage than of the mockingbirds and Toxostoma ...

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