A peacocks plumage might appear colourful to us but it could appear drab to other birds. Humans are capable of seeing only a fraction of the colour that birds can.
The feathers they produce are only up to 30 per cent of the range of colours that birds can see. ‘That doesn’t mean their palette might not expand into new colours.’ A joint Cambridge and Yale University study found.
HUMAN RELATIONS - 2011 June 11:
Our ancestors may not all have evolved in Africa after all. Homo erectus is now thought to have died out in Indonesia earlier than previously thought, long before the arrival of our own species – homo sapiens – in Asia.
It backs up the ‘multi-regional’ theory that modern humans evolved from ancestors in different global locations say scientists in Indonesia.
450 Turtles Smuggled in Suitcases - 2011 June 3 Metro:
SHELL-SHOCKED custom officers seized 451 turtles and seven freshwater crocodiles at a Thai airport yesterday.
The smuggled reptiles were hidden in cases offloaded at Bangkok’s airport Suvarnabhumi from a Bangladesh passenger flight. The animal trafficker a Bangladesh national fled on arrival but he could have got about £20,000 for them in the cities giant Chatujak market.
Last December 1,140 turtles were found by Thai customs on a single day.
MELANCHOL-BEE 2011 June 3: - Stressed bees are likely to accept a glass half empty’ attitude as depressed humans scientists say. The insects were more likely to be pessimistic when faced with a sticky situation such as a predator attack researchers found.
The discovery of bees ‘emotions’ could lead to calls for stricter animal testing laws. News from Newcastle University scientists.
Photos: Song Thrush – 2010 BTO: Numbers ‘down’ DEAD 75%! - “Rapid serious decline since 1970s.”
‘‘Huge falls have been recorded for our song thrush.” Heartbreaking yet another one of our past most treasured songsters.
Our so confident so cheerful Song Thrush. Both are identical. Perched in the highest tree singing fluty resounding songs and rattling calls. Our lost stylish beloved – British Songbird! Nearly ALL Gone. JUST – WHY – RSPB?
“Splendidly serene confident cheerful songster switching 100 times in their repertoire. Uttering phrases 3 times.”
Wonderful mimics from waders to telephone ring tones. Clear loud sonorous song repeating phrases and medley late into the March – August night.
ON – This Monstrous Death – ‘Red.’ Wont say ‘List!’ List Of ‘Dead Songbirds!’
Help Song and Mistle Thrushes: Very tame trusting. Need worms bugs slugs insects. Your snails. Autumn fruit – leave windfall.
‘Few survive their first winter.’ Predation from Grey Squirrels Cats Crows Hawks. Pesticides. ‘STOP’ Pesticides; Slug Pellets and Spraying use.
But appallingly most have been ‘Killed off Silenced’ – Songbirds! Especially by rural and urban predation. Criminal – On ‘Red’ Since – 2001!
William Wordsworth: 1797 - ‘Reverie of Poor Susan.’ - “When daylight appears hangs a thrush that loudly sings it has sung for 3 years: Poor Susan has passed by the spot and heard in the silence of the morning the song of the bird.” The ‘spot’ being St Peter Cheapside, London.
2011: William Wordsworth – We think its more ‘Poor’ old ‘Song Thrush!’ Along with Britains RSPB and ‘their’ Barbaric Endemic Apathy.
BRIGHT BIRDY – Humans See Only Fraction of Colour As Birds Can! – Song Thrush – Numbers ‘Down’ DEAD 75%! – BTO 2010: – “Rapid Serious Decline Since 1970s…!”
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