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This image can be attributed to Pam Mullens a Canadian wildlife photographer sometimes going by the pseudonym EagleHunter. This image and other photos of eagles flying in interesting and unusual poses can be found on the eagle page of her portfolio site. I contacted Pam and she had this to say on the subject: I can tell you this image is real and not ...


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The following has been disproven, based on this study: James J. Krupa. A CLASSROOM EXERCISE FOR TESTING URBAN MYTH: Does Wedding Rice Cause Birds To Explode or Were Ann Landers, Martha Stewart & Bart Simpson Wrong? The American Biology Teacher 67(4):223-230. 2005 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1662/0002-7685(2005)067[0223:ACEFTU]2.0.CO;2 In 2005, ...


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It's definitely possible for an eagle to be upside down during flight. Here's a Youtube video titled "Bald Eagle barrel roll". It shows some eagles playing or fighting or something and doing barrel1 rolls in the process. The picture you found could just be a well-timed photograph that happened during the middle of this eagle's roll. Here's a gif showing a ...


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This is a normal bird "thing". It's known as "whiffling": Whiffling is a term used in ornithology to describe the behavior whereby a bird rapidily descends with a zig-zagging, side-slipping motion. Sometimes to whiffle, a bird flies briefly with its body turned upside down but with its neck and head twisted 180 degrees around in a normal position. ... ...


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This is a new paper published in a peer reviewed journal. It will take time before it garners the positive or negative citations that are the real peer review. In the mean time, our best option is to rely on non-expert opinion to judge the quality of this evidence. The research that you have already done about the claim seems like half of an answer already. ...


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The T.Rex is more closely related to birds than to Stegosaurus. The comic shows it in 3 different aspects: Time: From the T.Rex Wiki page, it lived during: Fossils are found in a variety of rock formations dating to the Maastrichtian age of the upper Cretaceous Period, 67 to 65.5 million years ago. While the Stegosaurus lived: They lived during the Late ...


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Yes, pigeons were used to carry messages, sometimes even after radio communication was available. Some of them even got medals for their role in combat: Cher Ami - recipient of the Croix de guerre for its help in saving the the Lost Battalion of the 77th Division in the Battle of the Argonne, October 1918. Winkie - recipient of the Dickin Medal for ...


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Some animals tend to give specific calls when they discover food or detect particular types of predators. Companions of those animals tend to respond with food searching behavior or adopt some appropriate escape responses and those response signals seem to denote objects in the environment. Per research mentioned below, it can be seen that male rooster (...


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Are Dutch police training drone-hunting eagles? Not exactly, as the article explains, there is a start-up called "Guard from Above" who is proposing this solution, but it is not the same thing as the Dutch police. The Dutch police is their customer: WHO ARE YOUR CLIENTS? We work mainly for national and international governmental security agencies. ...


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Their monogamy does seem to be a well-established claim but not that they never form another pair-bond: The source you quote doesn't support St Jerome's claim. So you could probably drop "and never remarry" part of the question title. Pigeons are monogamous; i.e., they mate for life, and the survivor accepts a new mate only slowly. Encyclopedia ...


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tl;dr: No, cockatoos output ~3000x less sound energy than jet engines, even taking claims of 135 dB at face value. Loudness measurements are, broadly speaking, a mess when it comes to answering questions like these. Loudness is often measured for occupational health and safety reasons, and in these situations you put the microphone at the natural distance ...


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