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Winged Wednesday – Great Gynandromorphs

Gynandromorph of Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)Image from Wikimedia Commons You may have seen an odd bird flying around your neighborhood or a strange butterfly sitting on a flower. The animal might have been two different colors split right down the … Keep Reading


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Winged Wednesday – Darwin’s Rhea

Darwin’s Rhea (Pterocnemia pennata)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Winged Wednesday – Keep Calm and Carrion

Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? In May 2013, a 52-year old woman was hiking in France when she fell off a cliff to her death. Her body was eaten by Griffon Vultures before rescue workers … Keep Reading


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Winged Wednesday – Ancient Aeronaut

Pteranodon (Pteranodon longiceps)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Winged Wednesday – Do You Hear What I Hear?

Northern Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? The call of the Northern Cassowary could be considered one of the least bird-like calls of any bird. As heard in the video below, they make grunting and hissing sounds.


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Winged Wednesday – Flightless Wonders

Southern Takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Winged Wednesday – Not A Fruit

Roroa (Apteryx haastii)Image from Wikimedia Commons The kiwi is a flightless, endangered bird that is native to New Zealand. It has tiny wings that are useless for flight. However, the kiwi has a keen sense of smell and the ability … Keep Reading


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Winged Wednesday – Time Flies Like an Arrow…

Common Fruit Fly (Drosophila melanogaster)Image from Wikimedia Commons …fruit flies like a banana (but only if it’s starting to go bad – it’s the sweet odor of fermentation in ripe fruit that they really love).


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Winged Wednesday – Gobble, Gobble!

Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about the life and times of the turkey here.


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Winged Wednesday – Which Came First?

Chicken (Gallus gallus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this question here.


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Winged Wednesday – Gynandromorphs

Gynandromorphic Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about gynandromorphs here.


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Winged Wednesday – Off Pitch

Photo by Matthew Lemke During Winter Break of 2017, I went on the trip of a lifetime to the Galapagos Islands. My family ventured on a 10 day expedition on a small cruise ship throughout the islands. During our adventure … Keep Reading


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Winged Wednesday – You Thought They’d All Be Animals!

Javan cucumber (Alsomitra macrocarpa)Image from Wikimedia Commons Alsomitra macrocarpa or Javan cucumber is a gourd-bearing liane, belonging to the pumpkin family from the tropical Asian forests of the Malay Archipelago and the Indonesian islands. Alsomitra is a genus of 12 … Keep Reading


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Winged Wednesday – Dancing Donacobius

Black-capped Donacobius (Donacobius atricapilla)Image from Wikimedia Commons Shake your tail feathers!


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Winged Wednesday – Big Bunch of Brown Boobies

Brown Boobies (Sula leucogaster)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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